Trumpf intends to strengthen its additive manufacturing division

Additive manufacturing of a turbine wheel (impeller) © Trumpf
Additive manufacturing of a turbine wheel (impeller) © Trump

High-tech company Trumpf plans to strengthen its Additive Manufacturing (AM) division: The Ditzingen-based company is in advanced talks with its Italian partner Sisma S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of high-tech machines, to take over the joint venture Trumpf Sisma S.R.L. completely.

So far, Trumpf holds 55 percent of the Sisma shares. In addition, Trumpf intends to continue Sisma’s additive manufacturing activities in the industrial, dental and medical markets.

At the same time as divesting the joint venture, Sisma plans to focus on the jewelry and fashion industry in the future by entering into a 3D printing collaboration with Trumpf.

Trumpf Sisma was founded as a joint venture in 2014 and is based in Schio in northern Italy. Around 60 employees work there in the development and production of metal 3D printing machines using laser metal fusion technology.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. The two companies did not provide further details.