Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany, has taken over full ownership of the joint venture Trumpf Sisma srl from its Italian partner Sisma spa. The business will be renamed Trumpf Additive Manufacturing Italia srl, but will remain at its current headquarters in Schio, Italy.
The company currently has around sixty employees who work in the development and production of metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machines for the industrial, dental and medical markets.
With the sale of the joint venture and its own PBF-LB division, Sisma has expressed plans to focus on the jewellery and fashion industries in the future, and distribute PBF-LB machines from Trumpf for these markets.
The two companies did not provide further details on the agreement.