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SAFINA and Prima Additive enter materials partnership

Focused on the development of new, and adoption of existing, atomized copper alloys for Prima Additive’s Laser Powder Bed Fusion machines

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SAFINA and Prima Additive have entered a partnership focused on the development of new, and adoption of existing, atomized copper alloys for Prima Additive’s Laser Powder Bed Fusion machines. The agreement also includes the installation of a dual Prima Additive laser system, equipped with green and red lasers, within Safina for R&D purposes and production orders. SAFINA is also now the exclusive supplier of atomized copper alloys to Prima Additive.

“We are hopeful that this partnership will accelerate the development of new materials of copper alloys and precious metals for additive manufacturing and enable the company to significantly expand its portfolio of services. The installed Prima Additive machine will, hopefully, be the first of many planned installations in future years so that the company will be able to offer development and production capabilities to its partners. We look forward to the challenges associated with a newly formed partnership with such an ambitious company as Prima Additive,” said Petr Štefek, Head of Additive Manufacturing at SAFINA.

SAFINA and Prima Additive enter materials partnership focused on the development of new, and adoption of existing, atomized copper alloys. SAFINA will also act as Prima Additive’s application center for Eastern Europe – providing a local touchpoint for Prima Additive, but above all fundamental support to those who want to explore additive manufacturing or to those who need application studies. Combining SAFINA’s experience as a material expert with Prima Additive’s experience as a machine builder allows both companies to achieve important steps forward in process optimization – to make additive manufacturing increasingly competitive and unlock new application fields, as well as new markets.

“We are very proud to announce this agreement because we have recently noticed an increase in requests for applications in special materials. This partnership allows us to continue our developments on the process, with particular reference to some of the most promising sectors for the use of additive manufacturing, such as aerospace and jewelry. Our solutions, thanks to their green laser source, are the optimal response to the need to process highly reflective materials and we are sure that Safina is the ideal partner to further increase the quality, reliability, and repeatability of the process,” said Paolo Calefati, CEO of Prima Additive

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