Additive Industries is accelerating industrial additive manufacturing by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.
In an open innovation environment Additive Industries unites world class equipment manufacturers, material suppliers, designers, engineers, knowledge institutes, industrial suppliers and end-users to design, experiment, build and connect the next generation additive manufacturing systems and solutions.
The proposition of Additive Industries consists of 4 building blocks:
• 3D Design & Engineering: Design for additive manufacturing, engineering services, consulting and training.
• Equipment & Materials: OEM development, delivery and servicing of automated integrated additive manufacturing solutions & materials.
• Platform & Virtual Factory: Creation and operation of the Additive World platform for designers and additive manufacturers to meet, work together, exchange knowledge and share capacity.
Proven to offer continuous production through automation, driving down costs in aerospace, high tech, energy, automotive, and more. The MetalFABG2 is redefining precision and efficiency in metal additive manufacturing.
What makes it so unique? • Modular design for easy scalability • Automated laser calibration for precise results • Continuous production to meet your demands • Design flexibility for creative possibilities • Minimize downtime with efficient operation • Ensure safe operation for your team
VDL ETG, a leader in the design, production, and realization of sophisticated mechatronic systems, has taken an ambitious step forward. The Eindhoven-based firm announces its latest acquisition: the MetalFABG2 3D metal printer from Additive Industries. This new collaboration symbolizes VDL ETG’s relentless pursuit of innovation, especially in an age where precision and efficiency are paramount. Read more
Additive Industries is a manufacturer of metal 3D printers. Their flagship printer, the MetalFABG2, is the most automated metal printer on the market. The company also generates software and material parameter sets to complement its printer sales and supports its customers with a range of consultancy and training offering for workforce development. Additive Industries has three locations, its headquarters in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and two service and development locations at Bristol (UK) and Camarillo (USA). Read more [Source: easyengineering.eu]
This case study demonstrates how the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN F1 team is utilizing the capabilities of additive manufacturing to produce essential titanium Ti6Al4V chassis inserts for their F1 race car. The entire process, from design to assembly and testing, is presented, showcasing the immense value that AM has brought to this crucial F1 component. In an industry where quick turnaround times and top-notch parts are of utmost importance, this innovative approach has revolutionized the game. Read more
3D metal printer manufacturer Additive Industries installed its MetalFABG2 3D metal printer at ADDDAM, a volume flexible metal processing and production solutions supplier. The printer has been installed at ADDDAM’s facility in Brixen, making it Additive Industries’ first customer in Italy. Read more [Source: adddam.com]
Upgrade to the MetalFABG2 and tap into the potential of automated metal additive manufacturing for your large production needs.
– Modular design for easy scalability – Automated laser calibration for precise results – Continuous production to meet your demands – Design flexibility for creative possibilities – Minimize downtime with efficient operation – Ensure safe operation for your team
Unlock the future of manufacturing with the MetalFABG2. Read more
In 2018, Volkswagen established a 3D printing center to produce intricate automotive components using various 3D metal printing technologies. Additive Industries’ MetalFAB system has been instrumental in Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing success, enabling the production of metal components and earning recognition with a prestigious award. Read more
Massey joined Additive Industries in 2021 as its Chief Commercial Officer, having held various management roles with Philips Industrial Electronics, Ametek and Thermo Fisher’s Electron Microscopy business unit. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and in Business Administration. Read more [Source: metal-am.com]
“Take for example Sauber’s Formula 1 car. There are 130 3D-printed parts in there. Among other things, pieces that are important for the safety of the driver himself.” For this, the Formula 1 team works together with Eindhoven-based Additive Industries, which specializes in printing with metal. Read more: Read more [Source: brainporteindhoven.com]
Sauber Technologies en Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen verlengen de samenwerking met Additive Industries, die dit jaar al vijf jaar bestaat. Opnieuw gaan ze de komende drie jaar samenwerken op het vlak van 3D metaalprinten. Sauber beschikt over vier MetalFab 1 systemen van de Nederlandse fabrikant. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]
Additive Industries has been awarded the TCT Transport Application Award at the annual TCT 3Sixty, UK’s most influential 3D printing and additive manufacturing event. Additive Industries received the award for its collaboration with Volkswagen on a tooling nozzle for the Volkswagen Tiguan. Read more
Corky Clinton, Associate Director of the Science and Technology Office van NASA en Thomas Rohr, Head of Materials and Processes Section bij ESA, hebben de nieuwe vestiging van Additive Industries in Filton, vlakbij Bristol geopend. De Nederlandse fabrikant van AM-systemen heeft hier een eigen centrum ingericht voor proces- en applicatie-ontwikkeling. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]
Combining the process speed with automation and ensuring repeatable results makes the MetalFABG2 an important asset for operations that are looking to move from ‘make to stock’ to ‘make to order’. Read more
NTS Group heeft in Hengelo de MetalFab G2 van Additive Industries in gebruik genomen. Hierop gaat de toeleverancier onderdelen produceren voor de halfgeleider-, analytische en medische markten. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]
After an extensive market survey and process evaluation, ABB Turbocharging, a technology and market leader in the manufacture and maintenance of high-end turbochargers, has decided to invest in Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 platform. With this state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system, designed for industrial production, ABB produces spare parts for its 500 kW to 80+ MW turbochargers for diesel and gas engines on-demand. ABB and Additive Industries are jointly optimizing the integrated process to replace casting and move part fabrication to the digital space. Read more
Makino en Additive Industries hebben de eerste resultaten van hun samenwerking getoond. Dat deden de Japanse en Nederlandse machinebouwer tijdens het Die & Mould Forum. Daarin toonden de twee bedrijven een geautomatiseerde workflow voor de productie van een matrijs voor golfballen. De op de MetalFabG2 geprinte matrijs wordt op de Makino machines automatisch nabewerkt tot zeer hoge nauwkeurigheden. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]
Het nieuwe AM systeem uit Eindhoven is op zo’n 150 punten verbeterd en verdubbelt de productiviteit. Tegelijkertijd kondigt de Nederlandse machinebouwer aan dat Safran Group met succes de MetalFab 1 heeft gekozen voor de productie van onderdelen voor lucht- en ruimtevaart en defensie. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]
According to the firm’s CEO Ian Howe, “driving down the cost per kilo” of printed parts, is the “biggest challenge facing the industry.” To get around this, Howe says that the company aims to increase the machines’ productivity by at least 30% every year, and speaking exclusively with 3D Printing Industry, he has now revealed its plans to launch the high-throughput ‘MetalFAB G2’ at Formnext next month. Read more [Source: 3dprintingindustry.com]
The Rocket Turbine-Pump Housing is a great example of how additive manufacturing can really add benefit to component design through part integration and complexity. Weighing 150kg, with a diameter of 420mm & 350mm tall, the part fully utilizes the large bed size and full field laser capability of the MetalFAB1. Read more
Our Technology Partner, Sauber, was recently challenged to build a replacement gearbox housing for a 1950s Ferrari 340 America Barchetta. The gearbox housing was built in-house using our #MetalFAB1 system. Read this article to find out how Sauber Engineering achieved the final part – the Ferrari gearbox. [Source: metal-am.com]
We are glad to announce thatThe Satellite Applications Catapult, the UK’s technology and innovation company, adds the MetalFAB1 system to benefit the UK Space Sector. Over the coming months, the Satellite Applications Catapult and Additive Industries will be demonstrating its capabilities to interested UK organisations and will showcase the potential for additive manufacturing for the space sector, with a specific emphasis on rocket engines. Read more
Additive Industries, the world’s first dedicated equipment manufacturer for industrial metal additive manufacturing systems for series production, has appointed Ian C. Howe as its new CEO and Carlien Siebelt as its new CFO. Both new leaders have extensive experience in their respective fields. They are joining Additive Industries to further drive a clear growth strategy to continue industrialisation of metal additive manufacturing (AM) in a.o. the aerospace, energy, oil & gas, high-tech equipment and automotive market verticals. Read more
We are proud to announce, that the new C41 will accelerate this year with 304 metal parts printed on MetalFAB1! This amount has more than doubled compared to the amount of parts produced last year for C39 (143 parts). Read more
Metalfab 600 maakt 3D printen volgende generatie wafer stages mogelijk
De volgende generatie wafer stages voor de machines van ASML zouden wel eens 3D geprint kunnen worden. Deze toepassing is een van de toepassingen waarvoor Additive Industries besloten heeft de MetalFab 600 te ontwikkelen, de groot formaat metaalprinter die eind 2021 klaar moet zijn. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]
The MetalFAB-600 will offer a build size of 600x600mm and 1000mm Z-height, one of the largest volumes in the industry, and 5X larger in volume than Additive Industries’ current MetalFAB1, that already offers 420x420x400. The MetalFAB-600 will be highly productive with a deposition rate up to 1000cc/hour, using 10x1kW lasers. Read more
Makino en Additive Industries willen samen een hybride AM proces ontwikkelen, waarbij de 3D metaalprinttechnologie van het Nederlandse bedrijf naadloos aansluit op de CNC-technologie van de Japanse machinebouwer. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]
Fusor Tech and Additive Industries have joined forces to develop the market of Digital Spares in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical sectors, initially focusing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With the purchase of this first MetalFAB1 System, Fusor Tech will benefit from its build size, modularity, speed, automation and flexibility to manufacture the many different types of metallic components that are fundamental to operations in these sectors. Read more
One of the things that is often talked about in our industry is productivity. Many times it is communicated as a deposition rate but this doesn’t include time lost where operators remove the parts, or where builds finish in the middle to the night and the machine is left idle. The fully automated MetalFAB1 allows us to talk about metrics such as OEE and uptime that are commonly used in manufacturing other industries. Find out more about via this videohow Additive Industries monitor this metrics and why we consider ourselves productivity leaders.
The parts you build in AM are only ever going to be as good as the material you use to make them. With the MetalFAB1s integrated powder handling, where parts are automatically depowered after being built, not only do we make a much safer environment for the operator but the powder is stored in an inert environment from the moment its is produced by our powder suppliers through its entire life cycle in the MetalFAB1. In order to do this we had to become experts in powder. Watch the video
Building parts quicker and lower cost mustn’t be at the expense of quality. The large platform of the MetalFAB1 allows you to build not only large parts but also a greater number of small parts, helping to lower costs further. With multiple lasers, all able to at every point on the large platform, controlling such things as the gas flow become critical in achieving the desired quality. Watch the video
In a joint partnership of the engineering teams of Sigma Labs, a leading developer of in-process quality assurance software for the additive manufacturing industry, and Additive Industries, the MetalFAB1 is now qualified as PrintRite3D Ready. This will allow the MetalFAB1 to be equipped with a melt pool monitoring solution. Read more
One of the things people first associate with increasing productivity in Laser Powder Bed Fusion is increasing the number of lasers working at any one time. The full field lasers on the MetalFAB1 have many advantages as all lasers effectively work as one, meaning no visual stitching lines on parts, or overlap regions where the part is scanned twice leaving undesirable material properties. In this episode find out how Additive Industries provide the user the ability to control all these lasers exactly how you want whilst still ensuring quality. Watch the video
As productivity leaders we often get challenged to push the boundaries of parts built in additive manufacturing. Through our Process & Application Development Centres around the word we are able to assist our customers in achieving their aspirations. During 10 coming weeks, in the run up to Formnext, we will show how to achieve the promise of AM through all the aspects of manufacturing end-use parts, what productivity means, how to achieve both quality and low part price, and even show you what this means to our customers. Watch the first episode
We are excited to announce that Additive Industries has joined the Dyndrite Developer Council to be active in creating a new set of standards that deliver the productivity, efficiency and automated workflows. Read more
Would you like to explore how the use of metal AM has changed in the last 15 years, and why now is a good time to re-evaluate the business case for using metal AM for many applications? Find out more in the article“Re-evaluating the cost of metal additive manufacturing.
We are excited to announce that our customer, BMW, has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production. We are proud to have one of our MetalFAB1 systems located in the campus producing parts in a range of metals. Read more
The oil and gas industry spends billions of euros on keeping the spare parts in the stock worldwide, it can drastically change the business model by replacing it with printing on demand. That is one of the conclusions of the Joint Innovation Project Oil and Gas. Additive Industries has printed one of these impellers for the pump of a fire extinguishing system on an oil rig. Read more
3D metal printing equipment manufacturer Additive Industries announces a 14M investment from its shareholder Highlands Beheer, the parent company of the Wintermans family. Additive Industries plans to use the capital contribution for expansion of their product portfolio, the acceleration of its technological roadmap and strengthening of working capital. Additionally, Highlands acquired the shares owned by co-founder and CEO Daan Kersten, who will officially leave the company per June 30th 2020. Until a suitable successor is found, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mark Vaes assumes the position of CEO. Read more
Through metal 3D printing, ArcelorMittal has been able to print on-demand readyto-use spare parts. Collaboration with Additive Industries in recent years has resulted in an improvement in process performance and quality. This outcome has enabled ArcelorMittal to print large and challenging components for its facilities. Read more
Automatisering van industriële AM systemen voor metaal heeft wel degelijk zin. Hierdoor dalen de Total Cost of Ownership per geprint onderdeel. Dat toont een benchmark van Ampower aan. De MetalFAB1 van Additive Industries levert in deze studie in bijna alle gevallen de laagste TCO per onderdeel. Ampower presenteert de uitkomsten deze week tijdens de online Additive World Conference. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine]
Additive Industries is proud to announce that the total count of the 143 metal 3D printed parts (58 Ti, 19 high performance aluminium alloy and 66 AlSi10Mg parts), printed on Sauber Engineering’s 4 MetalFAB1 systems, saved at least 2% of the car weight, what will be very beneficial for the car performance. Read more