Gardner Aerospace has declared the purchase of FDM Digital Solutions. Graeme Bond founded FDM in 2012. FDM is based in Burnley and it is at the lead of 3D printing sector. It has developed to be among the top polymer additive layer producers.
The business model of client cooperation and innovative design solutions of FDM is followed with great manufacturing capacity. This has proven to be successful in the medical, motorsport, automotive, aerospace, and F1 sectors.
From now on, the business will be part of Gardner Technology Centre. This is a newly established business section that focuses on advanced tech, innovative solutions, and study and development.
The CEO of Gardner Aerospace, Dominic Cartwright, stated: “Gardner Aerospace is breaking new ground in terms of technology. The acquisition of FDM and the creation of our new Technology Centre business unit provides us with the perfect opportunity to expand our technical knowledge, R&D capability and product offering, and aligns us with our customers’ growing expectations on innovative solutions, continuous improvement and cost competitiveness.
“The role of 3D printing within manufacturing is constantly expanding and this newly acquired additive layer manufacturing capability complements Gardner’s long-standing capabilities as a producer of metallic detailed parts and sub-assemblies.” He added.
During the acquisition procedure, BHW Solicitors offered legal counsel to Gardner.
Gardner Aerospace assists chief aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 providers. This includes Bombardier, Airbus, Gulfstream, Rolls-Royce, Embraer, GKN, Safran, and Collins Aerospace. Gardner Aerospace is merging as the most competitive opponent in the world of the aerospace sector. It’s powering the critical manufacturing lines of its clients. This is through the combination of a wide range of technologies, an excellent understanding of production procedures and investment in individuals.
In June this year, Gardner Aerospace announced many new deal awards with leading producer giant Airbus. The awards were valued at more than $70 m and included work packages.