Materialise acquired ACTech, a German company that specializes in the production-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. The transaction brings together the metal competencies of Materialise, a leading provider of additive-manufacturing solutions and software, with those of ACTech into a comprehensive metal manufacturing offering. ACTech has over 20 years of experience in the production, treatment and quality control of complex metal parts.

The acquisition of ACTech’s expertise and in-house infrastructure will enable Materialise to accelerate the development of its existing metal competence center and take a strong position in the market for the production and delivery of unique, complex 3D-printed metal parts. In addition, the deal will enable Materialise to develop and improve its software suite for metal 3D printing. ACTech customers will gain immediate access to metal 3D-printed parts for pre-production design iterations.