Sinto Group purchases majority shareholding in 3DCeram

3DCeram (, a French company specialising in a range of ceramic 3D object printing processes and materials, has signed an agreement to take on board the Sinto Group (, a heavyweight and world renowned Japanese industrial partner.

The aim of this is to turbocharge the growth of the pioneering French company, a world leader in 3D ceramic printing.

With Sinto taking a majority share in 3DCeram, the French company will benefit from a strong industrial partner who will increase their 3D printer production capacity and an accelerated export development, in particular into Asia and the United States where the Japanese group is already highly active.

With a turnover of approximately euro 2 000 000 in 2016 and a workforce of twenty professionals in France, 3DCeram is one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. They are gaining industry recognition throughout Europe and around the world, thanks to their exceptional 3D printing technological expertise.

Thanks to their unique skills and their capacity to provide customised support and “turnkey” solutions, they have opened up a whole host of new applications for 3D ceramics in some major sectors of industry including aerospace, defence, aeronautics, electronics, automobile, biomedical (ocular implants, cranial implants) and luxury goods (jewellery, clocks and watches).

Boosted by their excellent results and unique skills in the 3D printing market, 3DCeram has decided to sign an agreement to join forces with the Japanese Sinto Group, a global player whose overarching goal is to bring new life and shapes to materials and processes.

By investing in a majority share in the company, the Japanese group is continuing with their expansion strategy. They wish to accelerate their international growth and become one of the world leaders in additive manufacturing.

Founded in 2001, 3DCeram has been directed by Christophe Chaput and Richard Gaignon since 2009. This new partnership will allow 3DCeram to hire talented new staff, in particular in their sales and R&D departments.

The Sinto Group was founded in 1934 and is one of the world’s leading companies in foundry equipment manufacturing offering sophisticated technology that improves quality, productivity and environmental protection.