Who we are?
A French leader but also a global player, Prodways Group has developed its activities across the entire 3D printing and digital manufacturing value chain.
By integrating software, materials, design and development of multi-technology machines, 3D printing services and integrated medical solutions to our know-how, we offer our customers a complete and innovative range of services from the design of their projects to the manufacture of their parts.
Our expertise lies in our knowledgeable teams who work closely with customers to quickly bring their innovations to market to allow them to compete globally.
Together with our customers, partners and employees, we are building the world of tomorrow.
Prodways Group's mastery of innovative technological solutions and its unrivalled coverage of 3D printing offerings is revolutionizing the sector and positioning it as a key player in Industry 4.0
Over 25 years of expertise in 3D printing
Our management team
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Human Resources
Prodways Digital Manufacturing
Acting as Managing Director
Prodways Integrated Businesses
Our Business Units Provide Expert solutions to meet your 3D printing needs
Design, engineering & software
Multitechnology 3D printers
Custom parts & rapid prototyping
Our integrated medical solutions
A global company
Lyon, Bordeaux & Nîmes
They form the core of our expertise
In a constantly evolving environment, Prodways Group is developing and enriching itself through each of its high value-added subsidiaries in order to build a solid group focused on the future and technological innovations.
Prodways Group retains the start-up spirit and the ambition of its beginnings. We test, research and propose in order to move forward and innovate. This culture of daring is shared by all our employees because, for us, daring is to undertake, share our passion and succeed together.
INITIAL, a leader in France in Product Development, Additive Manufacturing and Production, is the design and production center for Prodways Group parts. Its headquarters, based in Haute-Savoie, near Annecy, France, brings together all of its R&D and production activities on a 4500 m2 site.
For over 20 years, DeltaMed has been developing and manufacturing products for a wide range of technical and medical applications. A pioneer in the industry, DeltaMed has been supplying its products to leading manufacturers in the hearing aid industry for over 10 years now.
For more than 40 years, Interson Protac has been the French leader in the design and manufacture of earmolds for hearing aids and custom hearing protection.
Prodways Rapid Additive Forging is a French engineering company that develops and markets the Rapid Additive Forging® technology. In developing Rapid Additive Forging technology, Prodways has developed an innovative process focused on metallurgical quality and repeatability in an industrial context.
Cristal, a French leader in digital dentistry, has been innovating alongside dentists in France for 40 years. Based in Bordeaux, 25 prosthetists specialized in adjuncts, implants and esthetics cover all needs for traditional and digital treatments.
Avenao by Prodways
AvenAo is an industrial integrator of solutions for innovation and product development. AvenAo By Prodways integrates Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS solutions and their partner products.
ScientiFeet provides its customers with a fully integrated solution for the design of 3D printed orthopedic insoles. Its activity is now at the crossroads of the biomedical sector
Creation of Movinlight® technology
André-Luc Allanic made his vision a reality by designing the MOVINGLight technology. The new machines integrating this technology are the most precise and fastest on the market.
Creation of Prodways
Groupe Gorgé acquires the company Phidias Technologies. The company is renamed prodways. With this ambition in mind, Prodways has taken a number of strategic steps in the space of a few years, enabling it to provide its industrial customers with a complete range of products that meet the highest quality standards.
Acquisition of Deltamed
DeltaMed develops photosensitive products for medical and industrial uses, including dental care and hearing aids.
Creation of Prodways Group
The creation of the group with the acquisition of DeltaMed allows us to control and capture the entire value creation of the machine-material pair on applications developed by Prodways Group.
Acquisition of a 20% stake in Dentosmile
Dentosmile (which has since become BIOTECH DENTAL SMILERS) will rely on the MOVINGLight® technology developed by Prodways and on new material developments as well as on support for setting up the industrial production process.
Acquisition of Initial
Multiplication of the service offer with the acquisition of Initial, the French leader in the manufacture of parts by 3D printing.
Acquisition of Norge Systems
Acceleration of the Group's multi-technology strategy with the acquisition of Norge Systems, a British start-up specializing in the design of 3D printers using laser sintering of plastic powders.
Visit of Emmanuel Macron
Groupe Gorgé welcomed Emmanuel MACRON, still Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Economy at the time of his visit, to Prodways.
Acquisition of Exceltec
Consolidation of the Group's position in powder sintering technology with a complete range of printers and premium materials, confirming the Group's determination to become the new alternative to the leaders in this technology.
Acquisition of Scientifeet
Launch of medical activities with the acquisition of ScientiFeet (PODO 3D), a start-up founded by a podiatrist with the ambition of developing a solution for modelling and 3D printing of foot orthoses.
Visit of François Hollande, French President
During his visit, the President of the Republic visited Prodways' Research and Development department as well as its 3D printer production workshop, where the group's know-how and latest technological advances were presented to him by the employees.
Launch of the first SLS printer
PRODWAYS introduces the first industrial laser sintering printer under 100,000 euros. The new ProMaker P1000 printer offers a wide manufacturing platform to print large parts and enjoy professional productivity.
Acquisition of Cristal
Acceleration of the development of 3D printing applications in the dental field with the acquisition of Cristal (SOCA laboratory), one of the largest French dental laboratories.
Initial public offering on Euronext Paris
PRODWAYS GROUP completes its IPO on Euronext Paris. This fund raising of 66 million euros allows the Group to continue the ambitious development of its activities.
New Rapid Additive Forging Technology
Launch of Rapid Additive Forging (RAF Technology) for metal 3D printing of large parts.
Acquisition of Interson Protac
Strengthening of the Group's medical business with the acquisition of INTERSON PROTAC, a French leader in earmolds for hearing aids and custom hearing protection.
Acquisition of Avenao
Consolidation of its position as an integrated player specializing in industrial and professional 3D printing with the acquisition of Avenao, a distributor of Solidworks computer-aided design software from Dassault Systèmes.
Acquisition of Solidscape
Strengthening of the Group's international presence through the acquisition of SOLIDSCAPE, a subsidiary of STRATASYS in North America. Strengthening of the multi-technology strategy with 3D printing machines for the jewellery market.
Acquisition of the audiologist Surdifuse-French Mouthpiece
Strengthening of the group's medical activities through the acquisition of the audiologist SURDIFUSE-L'EMBOUT FRANÇAIS. Prodways Group becomes the French leader in custom earmolds for hearing aids.
Launch of a new business for the integration of new Cloud solutions of the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience® platform
Launch in Europe of an activity for the integration of new Cloud solutions for the DASSAULT SYSTEMES 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, leading to the acquisition of a minority stake in the capital of XD Innovation, a major DASSAULT SYSTEMES partner for this activity in North America.
Mobilization in the fight against COVID-19
PRODWAYS GROUP is mobilized to participate in the effort to fight against Covid-19 and to answer the needs for new material linked to this sanitary crisis.
Inauguration of Initial's new headquarters
Inauguration of INITIAL's new headquarters and 3D printing service production site in Annecy, France.
Merge of audiology activities
Merge of all its audiology activities, INTERSON-PROTAC, SURDIFUSE and FRENCH EMBOUT under the name INTERSON-PROTAC by PRODWAYS, in order to offer a service with the best standards to its customers and to optimize its operations.
Winner of the state's call for projects " relaunch plan for industry
PRODWAYS GROUP is selected by the State as the winner of the call for projects " Plan de relance pour l'industrie " and thus obtains a subsidy of 3.3 million euros for its Futur3D project which will allow to accelerate the development of the Group's technologies by developing the next generations of products and services.
Acquisition of Creabis
PRODWAYS GROUP acquires 100% of CREABIS GmbH, a German specialist in 3D printing of plastics, allowing it to penetrate a new growth market in Europe.
Groupe Gorgé distributes its Prodways Group shares
GROUPE GORGÉ, the majority shareholder of PRODWAYS GROUP since its creation, is distributing most of its PRODWAYS GROUP shares to its shareholders in kind. GROUPE GORGÉ, which previously held 56.3% of the company's capital, will retain only 5.95%. This operation greatly improves the stock market profile of PRODWAYS GROUP, whose free float now exceeds 60%. The GORGÉ family nevertheless remains the company's largest shareholder, through its holding company PÉLICAN VENTURE
Acquisition of Auditech Innovations
PRODWAYS GROUP accelerates the development of its audiology activity with the acquisition of the company Auditech Innovations.