Metal 3D-Printing Desktop Metal acquires Italian Additive Manufacturing pioneer Aidro
USA/Italy — 3D printing company Desktop Metal has acquired Aidro, a Italian pioneer in the volume production of next-generation hydraulic and fluid power systems through metal additive manufacturing (AM) across a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, agricultural equipment, aerospace, and mobile and industrial machinery, among others.
Founded in 1982 and based in northern Italy, Aidro has almost 40 years of experience in the design and production of valves, manifolds, and various hydraulic components and fluid power systems. The company has been leveraging its technical capabilities to redesign traditional hydraulic components for AM production using complex geometries. The company’s AM department features metal 3D printers, 3D scanning technologies, and ISO9001 and AS/EN9100 certifications. The Italian pioneer in metal 3D-printing has now been taken over by Desktop Metal.
“This acquisition advances Desktop Metal’s strategy to support our major OEM customers with proprietary design and application know-how as well as through a combination of best-in-class AM products and high-value parts production across killer applications for AM 2.0,” said Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal.