Oerlikon and GE Additive started a partnership to advance additive manufacturing

From the left: Florian Mauerer (Head of AM BU at Oerlikon), Dr. Roland Fischer (CEO of Oerlikon), David Joyce (CEO GE Aviation) and Mohammad Ehteshami (VP GE Additive).

Oerlikon and GE Additive sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for additive manufacturing collaboration. For many years, GE has been a leading end user and innovator in the additive manufacturing space. GE developed additive applications across six GE businesses, created new service applications across the company and earned 346 patents in material science. Oerlikon is an AM market leader with extensive expertise in advanced materials, AM production, post processing and surface solutions. The five-year agreement between the two companies, specifies the provision of additive machines and services by GE to Oerlikon, and Oerlikon becoming a preferred additive manufacturing 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. Learn more: