Prodways, Subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, and CEA Form Partnership to Develop New 3D Printing Technologies

PARIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 3, 2014 — Prodways and CEA-Liten have just signed a partnership to develop and optimize 3D printing technologies for industrial and biomedical applications. By focusing R&D efforts on printing equipment and processes, the partnership aims to develop new industrial applications.

Serving the markets for photosensitive resins, technical ceramics and metals, Prodways offers premium 3D printers and materials for a wide range of industrial and biomedical applications. As a major part of this market, Prodways seeks to participate actively in the development of materials for 3D printing and is thus working with CEA-Liten.

CEA-Liten's goal is to improve the performance of materials and design new solutions that are economical, reliable and lightweight. The solutions rely on multi-material systems and nanostructuring to improve material properties.

With an R&D platform including a complete line of industrial and semi-industrial equipment, CEA-Liten can carry out the entire process of producing these materials from metallic, ceramic and magnetic powders in a single building.

CEA-Liten now has a platform dedicated exclusively to 3D printing to meet the new challenges.

The aim of the two-year partnership is to improve the properties of materials used and optimize processes for design and cleaning of polymer, ceramic and metal parts while protecting the environment.

“By partnering with CEA-Liten, Prodways will rely on excellent technological research to develop materials whose mechanical properties are not yet possible with 3D printing. The partnership is at the heart of our expertise and will enable us to imagine new applications that are especially promising for industry,” explained Philippe Laude, Prodways’ CEO.

“The expertise of Prodways provides the market with the best technology at the most opportune time. By providing access to our competences with materials and process, Liten is fulfilling its role of innovation accelerator serving industry and will contribute to making Prodways a leader in various segments of the booming 3D printing market,” stated Florence Lambert, Director of CEA-Liten.

About Prodways

Prodways, subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé, assists major industrial firms with innovations and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and premium materials for additive manufacturing. With MOVINGLight® technology, Prodways offers solutions which provide parts of unsurpassed quality and significant savings in the production of objects for a wide range of industrial and biomedical applications.

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About CEA

CEA, the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, is a French public research organization with activities in four main areas: low-carbon energy, information technologies and healthcare technologies, large-scale research facilities and defense and global security. Drawing on its widely acknowledged technical expertise and excellence in fundamental research, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

An integral part of the CEA's Technological Research Division and mainly based in Grenoble and Chambéry (INES), Liten is one of the leading European research centers on new energy technologies.

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About Groupe Gorgé:

Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise: Smart Safety Systems, Protection in Nuclear Environments, Industrial Projects & Services and 3D Printing

In 2013, the Group reported revenue of €214.5 million. It is backed by 1,300 employees and operations in over ten countries. Groupe Gorgé is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000062671; Ticker code: GOE) and on the US OTC market (ISIN: US3994511034; OTC Pink: GGRGY / GGRGF) in the form of ADR.

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