ERA Industries Inc, based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA, has acquired i3DMFG, Redmond, Oregon. The acquisition was completed on October 6, 2023, and brings i3DMFG into a portfolio that already includes precision manufacturing specialists Gen-El-Mec (GEM).
i3DMFG, founded in 2013 in Redmond, Oregon, is an Additive Manufacturing service bureau that specialises in metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB). With a fleet of twelve machines – including an EOS M300.4 – the company has gained expertise in various niche applications and materials.
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In addition to super nickel alloys, i3DMFG also manufactures using GRCOP-84 and GRCOP-42, which are specifically engineered for space applications. As a result, i3DMFG has attracted customers from new space companies like Ursa Major.
With a history spanning over forty years, ERA Industries specialises in precision machining and assemblies for key sectors such as aerospace, military, and medical industries. The company is known for its multi-axis capabilities and has been actively involved in aerospace and medical contract manufacturing.
i3DMFG will remain as a separate business unit within ERA, enabling the company to benefit from the financial and operational strengths of ERA and GEM. L Squared Capital Partners, the financial sponsor driving ERA’s expansion, has stated that the company’s strategy for mergers and acquisitions will continue moving forward.