Tekna Plasma Systems, Canada, and WeAre Group, France, have announced plans to begin manufacturing high-quality metal powders for Additive Manufacturing applications in the aeronautics and space industries. Powder production will begin within the existing industrial facilities of Tekna Plasma Europe, Tekna’s French subsidiary.
WeAre Group, formed by French companies Chatal, E.S.P.A.C.E., Comefor, Bouy, Ferella and Prismadd, stated that the agreement will enable its companies to secure a powder supply for their metal Additive Manufacturing activities. “WeAre Group is committed to consolidating its Additive Manufacturing offerings by partnering with experts such as Tekna for each component of its value chain,” stated Pascal Farella, CEO of WeAre Group.
Tekna manufactures turnkey plasma systems used to produce a range of metal powders. In addition to the plasma systems, the company also produces metal powders including Ti64 titanium alloy powder, tungsten carbide powder, tantalum powder and molybdenum powder. Tekna stated that it hopes to leverage the partnership with WeAre Group to consolidate its position in the aerospace and space markets.
“This agreement is an important step in Tekna’s growth strategy in the markets of Additive Manufacturing,” stated Luc Dionne, CEO of Tekna Plasma Systems. “Tekna is proud to team up with WeAre Group, a partner whose dynamism and reputation are widely recognised in the industry.”