By Gasworld, Jemima Owen-Jones
Optomec, a global leader in production-grade additive manufacturing solutions has acquired Huffman, the established leader in supplying 3D metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets.
Huffman’s equipment and software are in production at virtually all major manufacturers of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines, who use its metal deposition capabilities to restore worn or damaged components at substantially lower cost than newly made spare parts.
At a strategic level, the acquisition combines Optomec’s broad horizontal market reach, across a wide range of industries and hundreds of customers, with Huffman’s deep penetration in the gas turbine market. The synergies extend to complementary product portfolios and technical expertise, which together sets the stage for accelerated growth in both businesses.