DMG MORI AG takes 30% stake in Indian software firm having additive manufacturing focus

DMG MORI AG, the €2.3 billion turnover German part of €3.3 billion turnover Japanese-German machine tool giant DMG MORI, has taken a 30% stake in Indian additive manufacturing software firm Intech.

Already supplying software for use with DMG MORI’s Lasertec SLM series, the Indian firm develops software to support additive manufacturing and incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence elements. The company says it will soon launch “Numerous solutions, aiding users with ease of machine operations and process control, producing quality components at optimised costs, thereby empowering customers to adapt this technology quickly.”

“With Intech, we strengthen our global footprint in India and accelerate innovative development in additive manufacturing. First time right – that means being fast towards the first good part. We are actively pushing ahead with integrated series solutions along the whole process chain for generative manufacturing,” said Christian Thönes, chairman of the executive board of DMG MORI AG.

Sridhar Balaram, CEO of Intech, adds: “Leveraging synergies is key, and the collaboration is a perfect fit of hardware and software. [Our] Optomet [software] can also be applied to other key technologies of additive manufacturing, such as Direct Energy Deposition and Binder Jetting. Optomet is a game-changer for the whole additive manufacturing market.”

A new software offering, Optomet automatically calculates optimal process parameters, with this simplifying programming, resulting in a markedly improved surface quality, as well as reproducible material properties.