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Laser machine supplier Prima Industrie S.p.A. has completed the spin-off operation of its business unit dedicated to additive manufacturing, merging it with 3D New Technologies and renaming it Prima Additive Srl.

Prima Additive Srl is focused on power bed fusion technology and will maintain a close collaborative relationship with Prima Industrie S.p.A. ,which will be the reference and majority shareholder of the new company,

The company's Board of Directors is chaired by Gianfranco Carbonato, that is also Executive Chairman of Prima Industrie S.p.A., while Paolo Calefati has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

“The merger between the spin-off Prima Additive and 3D New Technologies represents growth and an investment in this sector by Prima Industrie, which continues to be our majority shareholder. The operation combines the global dimension and the long tradition of innovation in the engineering and production of laser machines of the Prima Industrie Group with the agility and dynamism of the 3D startup New Technologies for Powder Bed Fusion machines in the additive manufacturing sector,” Calefati said. “Furthermore, this operation is a first step in attracting both financial and industrial investors who are already leaders in this market.”

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"The acquisition of Delcam is an important step in Autodesk's continued expansion into manufacturing and fabrication and beyond our roots in design. Together with Delcam we look forward to accelerating the development of a more comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution and delivering a better manufacturing experience," says Buzz Kross, senior vice president for Design, Lifecycle and Simulation products. "We welcome the Delcam employees, customers, partners and community to Autodesk."

Business Outlook

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