Nippon Gases Germany becomes member of Cold MetalFusion Alliance

Düsseldorf, November 2022
Press Release
Nippon Gases joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance to unite sinter industry & AM around robust manufacturing standards.

Nippon Gases today announces its move to join the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, becoming part of a network of major industry players. With its track record in delivering industrial, medical and specialty gas solutions as one of the global top 5 industrial gases suppliers, the company adds its wide array of capabilities from safety, sinter process know-how, chemistry, heat treatment as well as additive manufacturing with its own competence center. Thus, Nippon Gases can help customers scale up their operation from initial proof of concept to large scale operation. Nippon Gases joins ColdMetalFusion Alliance likewise other partners from sintering, industrial manufacturing and 3D printing. 

ColdMetalFusion is an alliance of industry leaders with decades of experience in the fields of sintering, 3D printing and classical industrial manufacturing. Together, the Alliance members provide services, equipment, material, software and know-how to customers in the metal manufacturing industry. 

“In metal processing, Nippon Gases main areas of activity is welding, as well as oxyfuel-, plasma- and laser-cutting. Over the last years we have heavily invested to build up our additive manufacturing activities under the 3DPro brand where we can use our know-how from our core business. Within additive we believe ColdMetalFusion holds immense growth opportunities. It has great potential to increase the reliability of sintering parts – a part we plan to strongly contribute to. Thanks to its process stability, we believe customers can cross the threshold into series production. Since its funding, Nippon Gases has been at the forefront of researching and developing gas engineering technologies and utilising equipment based on industrial gases. As a customer-centric company, it shares values such as trust, reliability, safety and innovation with the other ColdMetalFusion Alliance members – one of the reasons why we have decided to join the ColdMetalFusion expert network.” says Dominic Mueller, Marketing Manager Additive Manufacturing at Nippon Gases.

ColdMetalFusion’s vision is to industrialize additive manufacturing through common standards in between sintering and additive manufacturing. ColdMetalFusion members not only share standards, but also a common culture and way of thinking. As all members are specialists in their field, the alliance is like a melting pot into which everyone brings their expertise and allows it to merge. Always in the spirit of the further development of additive manufacturing towards robust processes and uninterrupted 24/7 operation. The joining of Nippon Gases is a pivotal step to accelerate that vision for ColdMetalFusion. Together with other members, Nippon Gases will instil this thinking into joint solutions.

On the Formnext exhibition in November in Frankfurt, Germany, the network members will demonstrate the ColdMetalFusion Alliance’s mission of industrialization. Nippon Gases will inform customers about its plans for solutions tailored for ColdMetalFusion in hall 11.0, booth B79, while customers can experience ColdMetalFusion in hall 11.1, booth D48. 

About ColdMetalFusion

ColdMetalFusion is an alliance of leaders with decades of experience in the fields of sintering, 3D printing and classical industrial manufacturing. With that comes a specific approach around what it means to operate at large scale manufacturing.

Each an expert in their respective fields provide you with the necessary services, equipment, material, software and know-how to support you on your journey into industrial manufacturing with AM.

To learn more about the other members of ColdMetalFusion and the process standard, visit