Nippon Gases joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance to unite sintering industry & AM around robust manufacturing standards

| Admin

Nippon Gases joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance to unite sintering industry & AM around robust manufacturing standards

Nippon Gases, part of the global Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation is joining the ColdMetalFusion Alliance to offer customers reliable industrial and specialty gases solutions and to work on reliable sintering standards together with the other member companies.

Nippon Gases today announces its move to join the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, becoming part of a network of major industry players. With its track record in delivering industrial, medical and specialty gas solutions as one of the global top 5 industrial gases suppliers, the company adds its wide array of capabilities from safety, sinter process know-how, chemistry, heat treatment as well as additive manufacturing with its own competence center. Thus, Nippon Gases can help customers scale up their operation from initial proof of concept to large scale operation. Nippon Gases joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance likewise other partners from sintering, industrial manufacturing and 3D printing.

ColdMetalFusion is an alliance of industry leaders with decades of experience in the fields of sintering, 3D printing and classical industrial manufacturing. Together, the Alliance members provide services, equipment, material, software and know-how to customers in the metal manufacturing industry.

“In metal processing, Nippon Gases main areas of activity is welding, as well as oxyfuel-, plasma- and laser-cutting. Over the last years we have heavily invested to build up our additive manufacturing activities under the 3DPro brand where we can use our know-how from our core business. Within additive we believe ColdMetalFusion holds immense growth opportunities. It has great potential to increase the reliability of sintering parts – a part we plan to strongly contribute to. Thanks to its process stability, we believe customers can cross the threshold into series production. Since its funding, Nippon Gases has been at the forefront of researching and developing gas engineering technologies and utilising equipment based on industrial gases. As a customer-centric company, it shares values such as trust, reliability, safety and innovation with the other ColdMetalFusion Alliance members – one of the reasons why we have decided to join the ColdMetalFusion expert network.” says Dominic Mueller, Marketing Manager Additive Manufacturing at Nippon Gases.

ColdMetalFusion’s vision is to industrialize additive manufacturing through common standards in between sintering and additive manufacturing. ColdMetalFusion members not only share standards, but also a common culture and way of thinking. As all members are specialists in their field, the alliance is like a melting pot into which everyone brings their expertise and allows it to merge. Always in the spirit of the further development of additive manufacturing towards robust processes and uninterrupted 24/7 operation. The joining of Nippon Gases is a pivotal step to accelerate that vision for ColdMetalFusion. Together with other members, Nippon Gases will instil this thinking into joint solutions.

On the Formnext exhibition in November in Frankfurt, Germany, the network members will demonstrate the ColdMetalFusion Alliance’s mission of industrialization. Nippon Gases will inform customers about its plans for solutions tailored for ColdMetalFusion in hall 11.0, booth B79, while customers can experience ColdMetalFusion in hall 11.1, booth D48.

About Nippon Gases

Nippon Gases, one of the leading industrial and medical gases companies in Europe, is part of the Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation, which has over 100 years of experience and also boasts a major presence in Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Canada, operating in 31 countries with more than 19,000 employees around the world. Our presence in Europe positions us as a leading company with over 3,000 employees of which 27% are women, operating today in 13 countries and serving more than 150,000 customers. Safety, priority number one in our company, is constantly improving due to the search for risk factors and behaviours, and the observance of our safety principles by all our employees. Nippon Gases commitment to our customers, employees and associates and to the communities in which we operate is a reflection of our dedication to the environment and to sustainability. Together, we are “The Gas Professionals” and we all have the same goal: “Making life better through gas technology”.

For more information visit

Go back