Porsche invests in 3D printing specialist INTAMSYS
Porsche Ventures, a subsidiary of Porsche, announced that it has made a strategic investment in INTAMSYS, a 3D printer manufacturer that specialises in high-performance materials.
The investment – Porsche’s first foray into additive manufacturing – aims to explore the application of the cutting-edge technology in the automotive industry, while being another measure to speed up the deployment of the company‘s digital strategy. Launched in 2016 and with its headquarters in China, INTAMSYS specialises in 3D printing from prototype manufacturing to volume production. So far, its products have been widely applied in the fields of aerospace, automotive, medical and scientific research, among many others.
“Digital transformation has seeped into every aspect of production and daily life, and is listed as one of the core issues in Porsche’s operation strategy,” says Jens Puttfarcken, President and CEO of Porsche China. “Porsche plans to boost the actual application of additive manufacturing technology, and leverage the significant innovation potential of 3D printing in terms of both product and process to offer customers more flexible production and customisation services.”
Charles Han, CEO of INTAMSYS adds, “In the future, we at INTAMSYS will continue our close cooperation with Porsche to develop more innovative products, expand the application of additive manufacturing and empower the digital manufacturing transformation of the automotive industry, in a bid to benefit more customers with high-tech solutions.”