Following the recent announcement of Nikon Corporation acquiring majority ownership of metal Additive Manufacturing company Morf3D Inc., El Segundo, California, USA, the company reports it has secured new headquarters in Long Beach, California. The 8,400 m2 space will house both the company’s business operations and its advanced manufacturing facility. The company states the new headquarters are designed with a vision toward innovation and growth, marking the strategic launch of Morf3D’s Applied Digital Manufacturing Center.
The Applied Digital Manufacturing Center will harness applied research, advanced engineering and application development, serial production and most significantly, new industry partnerships with global leaders to drive the industrialisation of digital manufacturing in high-growth markets. With these partnerships, Morf3D will support new developments and innovations to accelerate customer adoption and overall industrialisation of digital manufacturing.
Ivan Madera, Chief Executive Officer at Morf3D, stated, “It’s been a long-term vision of ours to position Morf3D as innovation partner versus a part manufacturer. The recent strategic investment by Nikon Corporation affords our customers access to cutting-edge technology that will create an entirely new value chain that reinvents aerospace manufacturing. The Applied Digital Manufacturing Center will go beyond adding capacity or capability, we’re focused on solving the problems related to manufacturing and qualification of AM flight hardware across multiple disciplines. This will be a gamechanger.”
Morf3D’s investment in the new facility is said to underscore the company’s commitment to developing a strong industrial base that improves the quality of its products, enhances technical capabilities, and enriches customer applications worldwide. At peak, the centre will be home to 150 multi-discipline engineers, research staff, and technical teams.