November 2, 2021
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade organization created to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), reports that six additional leading AM companies have joined the trade group to advance sustainability in AM, bringing its active membership ranks to 33 members from 11 countries.
Joining the AMGTA as a new founding member is Divergent Technologies, a company focused on design, printing, and assembly of optimized and sustainable vehicle structures using a fully adaptive end-to-end production system. The company’s manufacturing platform, known as the Divergent Adaptive Production Systems (DAPS), is a hardware solution designed to replace traditional vehicle manufacturing. Divergent Technologies will serve alongside existing founding members ExOne, QC Laboratories, Sintavia, Stratasys, and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation. These founding members determine the direction of the AMGTA, provide governance oversight, and consider future research projects.
Joining the AMGTA as new participating members are: ACAM, the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing, based on the RWTH Aachen University campus, pools resources and facilitates industry access to additive manufacturing expertise of scientific and research institutions; Kurtz Ersa, an established manufacturing company offering solutions focused on electronics production equipment, molding machines and automation; Nexa3D, a company focused on sustainably digitizing the supply chain and maker of fast polymer 3D printers; Tekna Advanced Materials, a provider of high-purity metal powders for applications such as 3D printing in the aerospace, medical and automotive sectors; and Trane Technologies, an innovator bringing efficient and sustainable solutions to buildings, homes and transportation through an environmentally sensitive portfolio of products and services.
These new participating members will serve alongside existing participating members: 3D Metalforge, 3D Systems, 3YOURMIND, 6K, AMT, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Danish AM Hub, DyeMansion, EOS, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), GE Additive, HP, Hyperion Metals, Materialise, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland,NatureWorks, Rusal America, Siemens Digital Industries Software, SLM Solutions, Stryker, The Barnes Global Advisors and TRUMPF.
“I’m excited to officially welcome aboard Divergent Technologies, our new Founding Member, as well as each of our new Participating Member organizations,” says Sherry Handel, executive director of the AMGTA. “Our esteemed global trade consortium is wholeheartedly committed to supporting our mission and provides a solid foundation as we continue to grow and strategically invest in sustainability research projects in additive manufacturing. I look forward to working with each of our members as we expand the AMGTA as the key industry resource committed to advancing sustainability in the AM industry.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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