Index Group extends business with One Click Metal’s additive manufacturing solutions in 3D printing metal, which are used in mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and automotive industries.
CNC turning machines manufacturer Index Group (Esslingen, Germany) acquired a majority interest in Trumpf’s (Farmington, Connecticut) metal 3D printing company One Click Metal GmbH (Tamm, Germany) in March 2021. This participation reportedly provides One Click Metal with additional know-how and capital to continue its growth trajectory in the promising entry-level segment for 3D printers. Trumpf remains involved as an active and strategic partner and will support the company’s future development in collaboration with Index.
With a workforce of about 20 employees, One Click Metal develops comprehensive solutions in the field of metal 3D printing for small- and medium-sized components. From programming to printing, to unpacking and the powder cycle, all of the company’s process steps are geared towards the simplest and most convenient use. Trumpf employees founded the startup in April 2019 within the scope of the “Trumpf Internehmertum” initiative and established its headquarters in Tamm, near Ludwigsburg, Germany.
One Click Metal’s customers include businesses from the mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and automotive industries, as well as training centers, which reportedly use the systems for product development and prototyping, and industrial production of individual parts and small production runs.