North American metal additive manufacturing company, 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing, has ordered a MetalFAB1 printer from Additive Industries to produce large metal parts.
The company used last weekend’s Formula 1 race in Austin, Texas, USA, to make the announcement. Bob Markley, President and CEO of 3rd Dimension, explained: “Much of our team comes from the racing industry with wins at the Indy 500, 24h of LeMans, and multiple championships. The approach developed in racing to reach an optimum solution in minimal time has been a key to our success and we are excited to add the Additive Industries MetalFAB1 to our fleet of equipment as their partnership with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has truly accelerated the development of their solution.”
Founded in 2013, 3rd Dimension serves a wide variety of industries from aerospace and automotive to consumer goods. Markley added: “Our client base demands large quantities of high quality products. As we have moved into full scale production, we have realized the need for drastically faster additive equipment and the Additive Industries four laser system provides the solution our customers need. I have looked at many additive solutions to add to our existing equipment and have not only been impressed with the technical prowess of Additive Industries, but also their innovative and modular solution. With this machine, we can add capacity as needed as well as ensure that all of the machines are of the same specification. This really is unique in the industry and positions us well for continued growth.”