Powder provider Equispheres has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) to improve 3D printed parts in Japan.

TNSC reportedly provides gases and related welding solutions at an additive manufacturing (AM) innovation center.

“[TNSC’s] expertise in metal additive manufacturing, company resources and deep connections to the Japanese market will accelerate the adoption of our material in the marketplace, with an emphasis on the automotive industry,” said Kevin Nicholds, CEO of Equispheres.

The companies plan to collaborate on R&D projects to develop new applications for Equispheres’ aluminum powder.

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