FARMINGTON, Conn., June 26, 2018 – TRUMPF Inc. (TRUMPF) has entered into a collaboration agreement with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to advance the industrialization of powder bed fusion. As part of the agreement, the NRC will have a TRUMPF TruPrint 1000 installed at their research facility in London, Ontario, Canada. With its open parameters, the TruPrint 1000 is perfectly suited for R&D applications.
“The compact and versatile TruPrint 1000 powder bed system provides the flexibility, accuracy and quality required for the level of research and development done by the NRC,” said Frank Geyer, Product Manager – Additive Manufacturing of the TRUMPF Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, MI.
“We are very pleased to work with TRUMPF to support the industrialization of additive technology. The National Research Council will bring to the table its expertise in additive manufacturing, including powder metallurgy, design to manufacturing technologies, advanced material processing, and non-destructive evaluation,” said David Muir, Director of Research and Development and Manufacturing at the Automotive and Surface Transportation Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada.
In addition, TRUMPF has also received a 1-year membership to ALTec, an industrial R&D organization. ALTec focuses on the latest advancement relative to aluminum manufacturing and assembly, while aiming to solve common industry challenges. As a member of ALTec, TRUMPF has access to unique technologies, multi-client collaboration projects, and the NRC’s R&D experts and facilities which can in turn help to advance the industrialization of LMF.