Prototal Industries, one of Europe’s largest providers of additive manufacturing, injection moulding, vacuum casting, and aluminum tooling, has announced a new site in the UK.
The acquisition of CA Models, an additive manufacturing specialist in Stirling, Scotland, adds metal 3D printing to the group’s UK offering and further enhances its expert competence and capacity in the UK.
Prototal UK operations are based in Newbury, England, site of the company’s previous acquisition 3T Additive Manufacturing Polymers in October 2020.
Prototal Industries CEO Jan Löfving welcomed the addition of CA Models into the company. “This strategic move aligns with our vision for growth and innovation and will strengthen our capabilities for production volumes with additive manufacturing,” he said. “We are confident that the integration of our teams will be successful and further strengthen our position as the preferred production partner in Europe and the UK.”
Headquartered in Jönköping, Sweden, and with sites in Austria, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden and the UK, Prototal offers a brad range of services and solutions across these sites, including 5-axis CNC machining, CNC turning, EDM wire erosion, CMM inspection, 3D scanning and a vast range of polymer 3D printing technology and model making skills.
“We are delighted to join the Prototal Industries family and are excited to contribute our skills and expertise to expand on the wide range of technology the group already has,” said CA Models operations director Gregory Campbell. “With our strong experience in metal additive manufacturing and precision CNC machining, Prototal Industries can now offer its customers an even wider range of component manufacturing solutions.”
With over 40 years of experience, CA Models is an established rapid prototyping and model making business, working across multiple industries. The facility runs a number of additive and subtractive machines, including a Nikon SLM Solutions SLM 500HL for producing aluminium parts, as well as a number of 3D Systems polymer machines.