Oxford-base Alloyed is partnering its suite of technologies for additive manufacture with Japanese additive manufacturing start-up NTT Data Xam Technologies (NDES).
This is the latest step in the company’s targeting of the Japanese market, following on from a £10.7m (¥1.4bn) equity funding round in January in which JX Mining and Metals of Japan was a major investor, and the opening of an office in Tokyo.
Alloyed owns and operates an large suite of technologies for additive manufacturing, including the Alloys By Design (ABD) alloy design and development platform and the Betatype stack of software for process and design control.
Working together, Alloyed states, these technologies can extract transformational cost and performance improvements from additive components, unlocking the full potential of additive manufacture in a range of industries.
The Memorandum of Understanding anticipates a comprehensive collaboration under which NDES would become a preferred manufacturer of components based on ABD-900AM nickel-based superalloy for additive manufacturing of components with high strength and/or intermediate creep capability.
The two companies would also collaborate on offering parts in a wider range of ABD 3D printed materials to a broad sector of Japanese markets.
“We have been seeking a dynamic partner with broad market access with whom we could collaborate in Japan, and NDES has the ideal attributes,” said Alloyed CEO Michael Holmes.
“Together, we hope we can fulfil the potential of additive manufacture to bring game-changing performance enhancements, more responsive supply chains, huge potential for customisation, and rapid product development to a range of 21st century industries.”