Lubrizol: Acquisition of Avid Product Development
Lubrizol has further expanded its 3D printing design, prototyping, printing and post-processing capabilities by acquiring Avid Product Development, LLC. The company offers a unique blend of 3D printing capabilities, including design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), prototyping and production using powder bed fusion (MJF, SLS), fused filament fabrication (FFF) and stereolithography (SLA), with expertise in various post-processing technologies. Avid is headquartered in Loveland, CO, USA, and serves customers in the footwear, consumer goods, industrial and medical markets.
“Lubrizol continues to invest in opportunities that bring new differentiated solutions to our customers,” “The acquisition of Avid Product Development greatly enhances our ability as a 3D printing solution provider, offering complete product solutions from material development to printing and post processing services, delivering end-use products for our key markets”, says Gert-Jan Nijhuis, General Manager, 3D Printing Solutions, Lubrizol Engineered Materials. Doug Collins, founder of Avid Product Development, adds: “As a result of this acquisition, we will have vast opportunities to demonstrate our capabilities in engineering, design and manufacturing with the support of an industry leader in materials development, applications and testing”.