By Fabbaloo, Sarah Goehrke

The move both broadens and deepens Optomec’s portfolio, with particular focus on applications in energy and aviation.

Optomec, whose LENS technology leverages metal deposition capabilities for additive manufacturing, sees a complementary fit with Huffman, which has developed extensive expertise in metal 3D printing for gas turbine component repair. Optomec’s trademarked LENS metal technology is a form of directed energy deposition (DED), which has proven effective in rebuilding and repair applications as metal components can be precisely built back up following wear.

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