Oerlikon has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Additive to collaborate on accelerating the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM).
The 5-year agreement between Oerlikon and GE specifies the provision of additive machines and services by GE to Oerlikon, and Oerlikon becoming a preferred AM component manufacturer and materials supplier to GE Additive and its affiliated companies. Further, GE and Oerlikon will collaborate on research and development in additive machines and materials over the period of the agreement. The MoU, announced at the International Paris Air Show, includes GE Additive affiliated companies Concept Laser and Arcam AB.
MoU include: GE Additive and its affiliated companies will be preferred suppliers of AM machines to Oerlikon; Oerlikon will become a GE Additive preferred component manufacturer and materials supplier to GE Additive and its affiliated companies; and Oerlikon and GE Additive will collaborate on machine and materials R&D.