Aeronautical and space company Weare Group and plasma specialist Tekna have formed an agreement to create a metal powder manufacturing company for the additive manufacturing (AM) market.

The production facilities, based in France, will be situated in the existing industrial facilities of Tekna Plasma Europe, a French subsidiary of Tekna. This agreement will enable Weare Group to the powder supply of its AM activities and TEKNA to consolidate its position in the aerospace and aerospace markets.

‘Weare Group and Tekna have decided to join forces to set up in France the means to produce high quality metal powders and thus meet the growing needs of additive manufacturing in the aeronautics and space industries,’ said Luc Dionne, CEO of TEKNA Plasma Systems.

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