Nikon has acquired a majority stake in the aerospace provider start-up business Morf3D. Nikkei estimates the offer at almost 10 billion yen ($ 91 million). Here is the complete news release:
Nikon to Acquire Majority Ownership of Morf3D Inc
. April 6, 2021Tokyo– Nikon Corporation (Nikon) has actually obtained majority ownership of Morf3D Inc. (CEO: Ivan Madera, head workplace: El Segundo, CA, hereinafter “Morf3D”), a trusted leader in metal additive production (AM) focusing on AM and engineering for the space, defense and aerospace industries, for an undisclosed amount.
Nikon has more than a century of innovative innovation and makes a few of the most accurate devices on the planet, with its products being used in applications ranging from advanced semiconductor manufacturing and mass production of panels for tvs and smart gadgets, to medical systems, automotive and satellites. Nikon is dedicated to applying its extensive technologies, deeply rooted in light, opto-electronics and precision quality, to developing worth in unique fields and resolving societal difficulties.
In July of 2019, Nikon developed the Next Generation Project Division to speed up the launch of new development businesses including materials processing technologies. Nikon intends to drive industrialization of digital production by leveraging synergies arising from tactical financial investments and alliances with industry-leading companies worldwide.
Morf3D is focused on helping consumers recognize the capacity of AM to solve complicated style and production difficulties. Using cutting edge additive design and analytical tools combined with unequaled AM serial production experience, Morf3D speeds up fully optimized functional structures and develop procedures for clients.
Yuichi Shibazaki, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Next Generation Project Division of Nikon stated, “Morf3D has shown management in metal additive innovation, a strong development pipeline and extremely specialized aerospace production qualifications. It likewise brings a group of professionals accustomed to partnering with consumers to attain their unique requirements. This combination is well-aligned with the Nikons vision for speeding up industrialization of AM through innovation, and we anticipate collaborating to provide amazing next-generation AM solutions to customers internationally.”
Ivan Madera, Chief Executive Officer at Morf3D said, “Nikons investment and innovative technology speeds up Morf3Ds position as a development leader in sophisticated manufacturing for the defense, space and aerospace markets. Our distinct collaboration is well-positioned to bring forth the greatest level of quality, service and technological improvements that will drive the industrialization of additive production.”
About NikonNikon has actually been a pioneer in optical technology markets worldwide since its inception in 1917. Today, using advanced technologies, we provide a wide variety of products and services from digital cams and binoculars to commercial accuracy equipment such as FPD and semiconductor lithography systems, microscopic lens and determining instruments in addition to for the health care field.In the future, we will make the most of Nikons core technologies to produce new core pillars of profit consisting of the material processing organization; Nikon makes every effort to be a leading business in precision and optics fields that understands sustainable development of enterprise value in medium- to long-term.
About Morf3DMorf3D Inc. specializes in additive engineering and manufacturing with metals and supplies advisory services in additive manufacturing technique and innovation adoption road-mapping. Morf3Ds mission is allowing customer proficiency in fully making use of the advantages of additive engineering and production and delivering ingenious solutions that fix intricate style and production challenges.For more details about Morf3D
Nikon has bought a bulk stake in the aerospace supplier startup business Morf3D. Yuichi Shibazaki, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Next Generation Project Division of Nikon said, “Morf3D has actually proven leadership in metal additive innovation, a strong development pipeline and highly specialized aerospace production qualifications. This combination is well-aligned with the Nikons vision for speeding up industrialization of AM through innovation, and we look forward to working together to provide interesting next-generation AM solutions to customers internationally.”