Skip to content

Digital Metal and Etteplan enter a Design Partnership in additive manufacturing

Press release – Published: 30.09.2021 11:15:00

Etteplan, press release, 30 September 2021 at 10.15 CET

Etteplan, a global engineering company and Digital Metal, a global leader in developing and manufacturing of high-precision metal binder jetting systems for industrial use, have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership in additive manufacturing.

The partnership aims to offer design optimization solutions for Digital Metal binder jetting processes and to offer manufacturing companies the full benefit of the technology – from idea to complete component with volume production in mind.

“Together with Etteplan we will be able to offer a stronger value proposition, covering a complete design and manufacturing process, to our customers. The partnership gives us access to a world-class design team that complements our business very well”, says Christian Lönne, CEO at Digital Metal.

Christian Lönne, CEO,  Digital Metal; Riku Riikonen, SVP, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan; Tero Hämeenaho, Department Manager, AMO, Etteplan

With Additive Manufacturing and Binder Jetting comes the opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to designing products and components. By combining Digital Metal’s expertise in Binder Jetting with Etteplan’s extensive knowledge in design of components for additive manufacturing the goal is to accelerate the transition from traditional manufacturing to additive manufacturing.  

“Etteplan has invested heavily in additive manufacturing and has been involved in groundbreaking engineering already for a long time. We look forward to exploring and creating synergies together with Digital Metal. The partnership will strengthen both Etteplan’s as well as Digital Metal’s offerings towards existing and future customers”, says Riku Riikonen, SVP, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan.

For more information, please contact:
Tero Hämeenaho, Department Manager, AMO, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 2757
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing & Communications, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 3302
Christian Lönne, CEO, Digital Metal, tel. +46 737480817

Digital Metal in brief
Digital Metal is the world’s first company to commercialize state-of-the-art 3D metal printers for production of components with advanced geometries. Digital Metal’s proprietary binder jetting technology enables the production of complex objects with superior surface finish, which is not possible with competing technologies.

The company also offers printing services of metal components. Among the customers are many of the world’s leading technology companies such as Fraunhofer, Honeywell, MTC (The Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK), Koenigsegg, Bosch, Duerr Dental, CETIM (the French Technology Center for Mechanical Industries), Siemens and Volvo to mention a few. Millions of parts have been produced, where of a substantial amount in serial production at the production plant in Sweden. Digital Metal was founded in 2003 and has its headquarters in Sweden. The company is part of the Höganäs Group (founded in 1797), the world’s largest producer of metal powders.

Etteplan in brief
Etteplan provides solutions for software and embedded solutions, solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, services and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2020, Etteplan had a turnover of approximately EUR 260 million. The company currently has over 3, 500 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.