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3D printing company acquired by Gardner Aerospace

Gardner Aerospace has acquired a company in Burnley operating in automotive, medical, motorsport, F1 and aerospace industries

FDM Digital Solutions, a polymer additive layer manufacturer, was established in 2012 by Graeme Bond.

The business will become part of the Gardner Technology Centre, a newly created business unit focused on advanced technology, innovative solutions and research and development.

Gardner Aerospace chief executive Dominic Cartwright said: "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."

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