Loveland, Colorado – Lubrizol has purchased Avid, which it claims offers a unique blend of 3D printing technologies.
'Lubrizol continues to invest in opportunities that bring new differentiated solutions to our customers,' 3D printing solutions general manager Gert-Jan Nijhuis said. He added that buying Avid greatly enhances his company's ability as a 3D printing solution provider.
'[We can now offer] complete product solutions from material development to printing and post processing services, delivering end-use products for our key markets,' he said.
Avid offers a range of technologies, including powder bed fusion, fused filament fabrication and stereolithography. It also offers design and a number of post-processing technologies.
Avid was founded by Doug Collins, who said it has customers in the footwear, consumer goods, industrial and medical markets. It also recently designed and printed personal protection equipment for healthcare workers and essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company won the 2019 Colorado Company to Watch award.