Lincoln Electric and Stress Engineering Services (SES) have joined forces to promote large-format metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Formalising the effort, the duo on Tuesday (2nd Nov) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help customers accelerate the adoption and qualification of AM parts.

“SES customers have pain points in sourcing and manufacturing their large metal components that Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can alleviate,” said Michael Whitehead, Senior Vice-President, President of Global Automation, Cutting and Additive Businesses of Lincoln Electric.

“By working with Stress Engineering Services, we anticipate driving additive adoption faster by helping customers release the myriad benefits provide by large-scale metal additive manufacturing.”

Through the collaboration, SES will assist on the front end with design and analysis, as well as with validation testing and leveraging its design and testing capabilities for large components.

On the other hand, Lincoln will deliver high-quality AM components in quick time frames.

Jack Miller, President of SES, added, “Our commitment to the adoption of large format Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology is unparalleled through validation testing and our other capabilities.”

“This alliance strengthens our service portfolio and capabilities in new and important areas. We are very excited to work with Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions to create an outstanding commercial client-focused team that benefits all stakeholders and will ultimately affect client’s capital and operating costs positively.”