Following the launch of their new SLS 3D printer series, Prodways announces the acquisition of Exceltec, a company specialising in the development and distribution of polymer materials for 3D printing using selective laser sintering, notably for industrial applications.
Founded in 2004, Exceltec supports and innovates for international additive manufacturing companies and service providers. Olivier Coulet, director and founder of Exceltec stated: “We want to change the game. We are convinced that the future of 3D printing lies in high performance materials specially designed for large capacity industrial solutions, while keeping production costs under control and optimised”. In addition, Exceltec concentrates its expertise on developing materials for the most demanding applications, such as aeronautics and the medical sector, in order to meet the challenges of selective laser sintering in an optimal and reliable way.
Through the merger, Exceltec’s full range of polymer sintering powders will now be integrated into the Prodways materials offering for the ProMaker P series range. This includes PA12 and PA11 polyamide powders. The number of grades and polymers offered in this range will also be extended, and its production capacity and international representation will be increased. Furthermore, Exceltec’s business will continue within the Prodways Group, with the company’s structure and brand remaining unchanged. Mr. Olivier Coulet will therefore continue to lead Exceltec along with two employees and will head up Prodways’ powder materials division.
Philippe Laude, Chief Executive Officer of Prodways Group, commented: “Prodways intends to establish itself as a benchmark player in selective laser sintering, as it has already done in MOVNGLight® technology. Our new premium range of ProMaker P series industrial printers “powered by Farsoon” offers the best thermal stability combined with the highest levels of productivity and precision in their category and additionally, offers a very wide range of high performance powders developed by Hunan Farsoon Tech Ltd and Exceltec, to suit the most demanding industrial applications. Lastly, the three-way partnership between Prodways, Hunan Farsoon and LSS enables us to offer the highest levels of service and maintenance on this new range, and to combine the R&D and applications development resources of the three companies to continue developing our range”.