In Texas, Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) LLC of Temple, a supplier of materials for rapid manufacturing, announced its strategic partnership with Integra of Round Rock, which offers technical expertise to the laser sintering business. The relationship will enable ALM to transition from providing prototypes to offering complete manufacturing services. ALM has been affiliated with laser sintering systems manufacturer EOS, based in Krailling, Germany. “The strategic partnership between Integra, ALM and EOS will allow complete custom digital manufacturing solutions for the industry, including integrated platforms, materials and services,” said Donnie Vanelli, president of ALM. “The EOS Group will now have complete material and service packages for all laser sintering platforms in North America, with a strong focus on materials development research and responsive service.” Under the agreement, ALM will act as majority shareholder, obtaining 51 percent of Integra’s shares.