The joint venture will see the solutions centre introduce 3D printing to major infrastructure, mining and other resource companies globally and to provide those companies with what the two companies say is a “competitive advantage” over the general market through expert use of key technologies.
The centre will focus specifically on licensing and distribution of Aurora’s 3D metal parts printers, design and certification, in addition to the potential establishment of a print bureau and powder production.
Aurora (ASX: A3D) has signed a non-exclusive licence and distribution agreement with WorleyParsons, to sell and distribute its 3D metal printing machines and consumables.
David Budge, managing director and interim chairman of Aurora, said, “We are extremely pleased that since working with WorleyParsons in January, our collaboration has now resulted in a clearly defined arrangement. This is a validation of the impact 3D printing will have, and of the technology we are developing. We look forward to our continued venture to drive Aurora’s products forward."