Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist FIT AG and Caterpillar Inc, the global construction equipment company, have entered into a strategic alliance agreement. FIT AG and Caterpillar plan to focus on design and printing of aluminum and titanium parts in the heavy equipment manufacturing arena.

According to Caterpillar, the relationship will complement its ongoing work in the company’s additive manufacturing factory.

‘Not only will Caterpillar now have access to FIT AG’s cutting-edge technologies in additive manufacturing but this alliance will also help accelerate our adoption of 3D printing,’ said Stacey DelVecchio, Caterpillar Additive Manufacturing project manager.

The strategic alliance between FIT AG and Caterpillar will have an initial three-year term and will evolve to the next step based on the success of the alliance.

This story uses material from Caterpillar, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.