Avant Tecno Oy invests in 3D printing

World-class 3D printing services are now available also in Finland due to the opening of the first Finnish full-service innovation center for 3D printing in the Tampere Region. Avant Tecno Oy is a partner in the recently founded 3DSTEP Oy which provides training, design and manufacturing services in 3D printing. The company purchased Finland’s first large size 3D metal printer which can be used for printing e.g. stainless steel, titanium and aluminium. With the help of the investment, 3DSTEP can provide parts and sub-assemblies which could have not been produced earlier in Finland.

”3D printing is a technique which will surely be more common in the future. Eventually it will be a part of common manufacturing process. Printing of prototypes, special parts, models, moulds and small series has already been successful. 3DSTEP focuses exactly on this field”, Avant Tecno Oy’s vice president Jani Käkelä explains.

”Avant invested in 3D printing because we want to learn more about this new technology of additive manufacturing. We consider 3DSTEP Oy as the best partner for this. Avant is the most advanced compact loader in the market and we want to ensure our position on top of the development also in the future”, Käkelä states.

The newest purchase of 3DSTEP is the largest and most advanced metal printer in Finland: SLM 280HL which can be used for printing e.g. stainless steel, titanium and aluminium.

 

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At the factory of SLM Solutions in Lübeck, Germany.