Chicago US headquartered leading processor & distributor of industrial metals Ryerson Holding Corporation announced its investment in FreeFORM Technologies, an additive manufacturing and engineering company specializing in metal additive manufacturing including metal binder jet 3D printing and metal injection molding. Founded in 2020, FreeFORM serves manufacturers in a multitude of industries and strategically aligns with Ryerson’s current and future customer base. Ryerson’s Chief Operations Officer Mr Mike Burbach said “This investment in FreeFORM marks Ryerson’s entry into a partnership with strategically desired exposure to additive manufacturing. It is an important step forward allowing us to explore synergies, new opportunities and additional value-added capabilities with our customers as we look towards the emerging present and future of the metals industry.”Saint Marys Pennsylvania based FreeFORM Technologies was formed to bring freedom of design to the customer and change conventional thinking of manufacturing. For decades, engineering and design have been boxed in by traditional manufacturing constraints machine capabilities, but status quo thinking as well. 3D printing has the potential to change all that. As one of the first service bureaus in metal binder jet additive manufacturing, which combines the speed and cost-efficiency of 3D printing with high temperature sintering to form parts with near full dense microstructures for printing 17-4PH, 304L, 316L, M2 Tool Steel, Inconel 718 gradesRyerson is built on over 175 years of ingenuity, innovation, and hard work. Learn more about our legacy of delivering value and service in metal. From its modest start in 1842, the company has grown into a network of warehouses, service centers, and facilities with the capability and inventory to serve any metal need with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Founded in 1842, Ryerson has around 4,000 employees in approximately 100 locations.