British technology company, Valuechain, signed a strategic partnership with Korean manufacturing company,Clad Korea at the TCT Korea exhibition on October 19th, to bring Valuechain solutions to East Asian additive manufacturing marketplace.
The initial agreement will enable both Clad Korea and Valuechain group to expand their association together and bring Valuechain’s additive manufacturing solutions, including their flagship DNAam production control software, to new markets and territories in East Asia.
Developed in collaboration with Airbus UK, and already commercially available in the UK, Europe and US, Valuechain’s DNAam software address niche requirements of the additive manufacturing production process including managing AM build planning and providing complete powder traceability, with batch splitting, control of blending and powder recovery management.
Jim Walters, DNAam Ltd. Managing Director commented “After proving out our DNAamsoftware with Airbus UK and companies in UK and Europe, we’re delighted to begin this partnership with such a well-respected company in Asia, to deliver best practice additive manufacturing production processes to companies looking to enter and grow in this flourishing sector.”
With sites in Pohang, Gyeongju, Wonju Korea and Dubai in the UAE, Clad Korea Co. Ltd. are set to become a customer, distributor, and resale partner of Valuechain’s DNAam software, to standardise additive manufacturing production processes in East Asia.
Brandon Lee, CEO of Clad Korea Co. Ltd. said “Valuechain’s DNAam technology is a unique offering to the market, with great potential to enable rapid and mass production of additive manufactured parts. As we look to enter the additive manufacturing market ourselves, we believe this product will give us a competitive advantage in the industry, and we’re excited to be able to contribute to the growth of this technology in Asia by helping to deliver this solution throughout South Korea.”
This partnership was signed days after the TCT Korea show, in Changwon. It was the additive manufacturing media company’s first time bringing their exhibition tradeshow to South Korea, and provided encouraging signs of growth of additive manufacturing in East Asia.
Last week, Valuechain announced their plans to develop artificial intelligence into their DNAam solution in the next 5 years to optimise global additive manufacturing production, in which the company sees this partnership as a key link to exporting into Asia for the future.