Additive Industries expands 3D business

Additive Industries, which has developed the MetalFab1 3D metal printer, is moving to a new factory as part of its planned expansion. The company has also expanded its presence in the UK.

Additive Industries is to expand into this new facility that will house its headquarters, R&D and manufacturing.

The move to the new facility comes after the company publicly stated its intention last year to be a major player in the metal additive manufacturing business. Additive Industries will use the new site to consolidate Headquarters, Development and System Assembly as well as Test Operations, which are currently spread over 2 locations in Eindhoven. The new facility offers roughly seven times the floor space of the previous locations combined. It’s located in a renovated former Philips Electronics building, first built in the 1950s and comes with a bright ‘Northern lights’ roof structure and lots of glass walls

Additive Industries is also expanding its Process & Application Development network with a Centre in the UK. It will house MetalFAB1 demonstration systems and support process and application development for the UK and Ireland.

This new centre will be run by Dr Mark Beard, who was previously the Technical Director at 3D service provider 3TRPD. Beard says that the UK is a global leader in using additive manufacturing for series production and end use components, adding: “Strong academic research and established AM users in medical, aerospace, industrial and motorsport sectors have developed a mature, standardised and qualified supply chain for these markets. The MetalFAB1 is next logical step for these users as it is the first AM machine capable of true series production”.

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