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Optomec Signs Landre as Benelux Distributor for LENS 3D Metal Printers

March 4, 2015
By Business Wire News


Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and printed electronics, today announced it signed an agreement with Landre to represent Optomec’s LENS family of 3D Metal Printers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Landre, based in the Netherlands, has a broad range of experience in machine tools and rapid prototyping.

Optomec’s LENS family of 3D metal printers are used to cost-effectively repair, rework and manufacture high-performance metal components in materials such as titanium, stainless steel, and super alloys. Landre has an established track record in supporting advanced manufacturing solutions in key industrial sectors, including automotive, aerospace, railways, energy and defense.

“Since LENS printers are used throughout the product lifecycle for applications ranging from repair and rework to low-volume manufacturing, we see them as a strategic addition to our portfolio,” said Jan Floor van Egmond, Director of Landre. “What’s especially exciting about the LENS process is that it can add metal onto an existing substrate of almost any three-dimensional shape, which makes it well-suited for repair operations and to use in conjunction with conventional manufacturing methods.”

“We are very happy to partner with Landre to bring LENS technology to the Benelux,” said Michael Kardos, Optomec Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “Landre’s long-term expertise in the machine tool market and their more recent experience with 3D printing technologies make them an ideal partner in reaching a broad customer base in the region.”

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet Systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 175 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the electronics, energy, life sciences and aerospace industries. For more information about Optomec, visit

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia National Labs; Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec.

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