Acquisition of UK 3D printing software company

Metal and ceramic 3D printing company Nano Dimension Ltd is reportedly acquiring the technology and intellectual property of UK-based Additive Flow, a specialist in 3D design simulation software.

According to Nano, Additive Flow’s software can measure mechanical, thermal and thermo-mechanical properties as well as frequency and fatigue across a range of materials and processes.

“This acquisition signals a successful milestone in Nano Dimension’s product development roadmap,” the company said. “Computer-aided engineering and design components are a core part of the company’s design-through-manufacturing product strategy.”

“There are many strong solutions in the market that do certain elements of those complicated tasks, but it is Additive Flow’s product that stood out in terms of the functionality we needed for a holistic solution, especially in the context of our requirements across AME and multi-dimensional polymer, metal and ceramic AM,” added Nick Geddes, senior CTO.