In early October Prima hosted its first “Innovation Day” in Italy, during which new laser-based, application-driven technologies for the Aerospace sector were presented and demonstrated. These unique solutions will further enlarge, particularly for welding, the application range covered by Prima Power Laserdyne products.
Prima Industrie also introduced also its new Prima Additive brand, dedicated to the design, production and marketing of turnkey solutions for metal powder bed fusion and direct metal deposition technologies, as well as application support and global service.
Prima Additive becomes the third Division of the Prima Industrie Group, which already includes Prima Power (laser and sheet metal working machinery) and Prima Electro (laser sources and industrial electronics).
With the new Prima Additive brand, Prima Industrie officially enters the innovative and fast growing market of Additive Manufacturing for metal parts, which in 2017 was estimated 7.3 billion dollars at global level, with an average annual growth of 22% over the last years.
The mission of the new Prima Additive Division is continuous innovation in laser for material processing and its main commitment is advancing the industry by reducing barriers to entry in Additive Manufacturing.
The new Division is becoming operative in Prima Industrie Headquarters with a group of young, highly specialized and motivated managers and engineers, which will soon have a new home, currently under construction, close to the Headquarters. The investment for this facility is close to 6 M€ and the investments for R&D innovative activities were in a large part conceived within national and European research projects.