The partnership reflects Prodways' aim to become a leader in the design and production of mechanical aerospace parts.
The partnership reflects Prodways' aim to become a leader in the design and production of mechanical aerospace parts.

AM specialist Prodways Group has signed a major partnership agreement with Nexteam Group, which is involved in the machining of complex and hard metal parts for the aerospace market.

The two companies have joined forces to develop a mass produced on-board metal parts additive manufacturing (AM) business for the aerospace sector. This follows the launch of Prodways’ aerospace division in late November 2015.

Nexteam, based in Marmande, France, has expertise in the design, manufacture, assembly and maintenance of large and small precision mechanical parts in all types of metal for the aerospace sector.

According to Philippe Laude, deputy managing director of Prodways Group, the partnership reflects Prodways' aim to become a leader in the design and production of mechanical aerospace parts using 3D printing. ‘This partnership with Nexteam Group, which willprovide its expertise in the areas of machining and finalization, will ensure that we can scale up our manufacturing processes to an industrial level that meets the technical requirements of the major players in the aerospace market.’

The companies plan to create a joint company, called ProdwaysNexteam, to develop the business.

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