Optomec, a global supplier of additive manufacturing (AM) systems, has signed a distribution agreement with Viwa to represent its LENS range of 3D metal printers in Mexico and Central America.

Viwa, based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, has experience in CNC machine tools, robots and mechatronic systems.

LENS turnkey 3D metal printers are used to repair, rework and manufacture metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and super alloys.

‘[T]he LENS process [...] can be adapted to our current line of CNC vertical machining centers bringing hybrid manufacturing capabilities to our customers, allowing them to produce parts which involve printing metal and then machining the resulting parts with a single setup on the same machine,’ said Dr Roberto Jacobus, director general at Viwa.

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