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Nuburu and GE Additive collaborate on 3D printing


Companies to explore ways to improve speed and accuracy for laser-based additive manufacturing

Industrial blue laser firm Nuburu has signed a joint technology agreement with GE Additive, to explore the speed, accuracy, and commercial benefits of blue laser-based metal 3D printing.

“As we continue to advance our proprietary blue laser technology, we have further increased both power and brightness to open up new applications,” said Mark Zediker, CEO and co-founder of Nuburu.

“We’ve achieved key performance milestones that open new possibilities for significant advances in metal 3D printing. Working with GE Additive, and their expertise in metal additive manufacturing, will allow us to rapidly optimise our innovative area printing approach. That will accelerate the further expansion of our pioneering blue laser into innovative metal 3D printing solutions which have the potential to change the landscape of military logistics; aerospace manufacturing; medical device fabrication, and beyond.”

“As an industry leader in metal 3D printing and having been on the leading edge of qualifying parts in regulated industries, we’re excited to evaluate Nuburu blue industrial laser technology and its benefits,” said Chris Schuppe, general manager of engineering and technology of GE Additive.

This joint development agreement is in addition to an agreement with GE Additive to support Nuburu’s previously announced AFWERX Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract awarded to Nuburu in 2022.

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