Additive Industries

Eindhoven, 
Netherlands
http://www.additiveindustries.com
  • Booth: 1823

ADDITIVE INDUSTRIES, NEXT GENERATION INDUSTRIAL 3D METAL PRINTING SYSTEMS 

Additive Industries will bring industrial additive manufacturing/3D printing for selected high tech markets (aerospace, defence, medical, high tech, automotive) from lab to fab. Additive Industries is an OEM of dedicated industrial grade additive manufacturing equipment & -systems for direct printing of functional parts. 


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  • Additive Industries launches at RAPID 2017 its 4 laser version of the MetalFAB1. This industrial metal additive manufacturing system is the first large (16.5x16.5x15.7 [in]) system with 4 lasers, (500 [W] each, designed to reach the complete build plate. This allows for full flexibility in developing the most optimal and seamless build strategies without any zones and therefore without stitching or division lines. The modular architecture of the MetalFAB1 allows users to start with 1 or 2 lasers and upgrade later when the productivity needs to be increased for growing demand. Besides the launch of its 4 laser system for high volume production, Additive Industries presents its smaller MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development tool for new users or process qualification and material development purposes. Although the system footprint is smaller, the maximum build size stays large (16.5x16.5x15.7 [in]).

  • The MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool is an entry model for process development & prototyping. Its compact footprint and competitive price point help first time users to gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling for series production. The modular architecture, typical for the MetalFAB1 system family, allows for upgrading to a full size MetalFAB1 system later. The technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 [mm]) are identical to the larger size systems for series production. 

    The MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool is Additive Industries' latest addition to the MetalFAB1 range of machines. The MetalFAB1 uses powder bed fusion with up to four lasers. In addition to the core 3D print process, heat treatment, automated build plate handling and can be integrated into one industrial grade production system. In industrial applications, reproducibility of the core 3D printing process is assured by a solid machine design in combination with a smart calibration strategy. Predictability is achieved by combining simulation and in-process quality controls with the core additive manufacturing process.

    MetalFAB1 was developed by a team of highly experienced engineers with a background in 3D printing complemented with high-tech equipment developers of semiconductor, electron microscopy and medical scanning systems. Open innovation has led to a new and distinctive system architecture based on well-proven concepts and efficient application of functional building blocks from robotics, lithography and other opto-mechatronical systems.


 Press Releases

  • Press release

    Additive Industries presents 4-full-field-laser MetalFAB1 at RAPID

    Four full field lasers increase productivity, offer maximum flexibility and prevent stitching


    Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA) / Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - On the first day of RAPID 2017, the largest 3D printing tradeshow in the USA, Additive Industries has presented its 4-laser version of the MetalFAB1 system to the North American market. The Dutch engineers have successfully designed the build chamber and optical sets for full field use of all four lasers. This allows the MetalFAB1 users to print large parts without stitching or being restricted to zones. All lasers can be used on the full build plate and automatic laser-to-laser self-calibration ensures a tight alignment. The modular architecture offers Additive Industries’ customers to start with one or two lasers and add more lasers later. This design also creates redundancy, if one laser would be down the other lasers can still finish the full build job after an automatic reassignment of the lasers.

    Since delivery of the first MetalFAB1 to Airbus in Q1 last year, seven MetalFAB1 systems have been successfully implemented. Five have been tested intensively by Beta customers and meanwhile also the first production series systems have been installed, among others at BMW. These systems all contain 4 full field lasers for maximum productivity. The customer feedback has given Additive Industries the confidence to now officially launch the 4-full-field-laser option on the MetalFAB1 system at RAPID 2017. This option is available for all MetalFAB1 configurations, from the Process & Application Development Tool to the full scale production versions.


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    More information

    Photographs and renderings of the MetalFAB1 system can be found on the Press Room section of the new www.additiveindustries.com website. Additive Industries will exhibit at RAPID 2017 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on May 9-11, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, booth 1823.


    Contact

    Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO
    Mobile: +31 (0)653400630
    E-mail: d.kersten@additiveindustries.com
    Additive Industries b.v.
    Leidingstraat 27, NL 5617 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    P.O. Box 30160, NL 5600 GA Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    www.additiveindustries.com

    About Additive Industries
    Additive Industries is dedicated to bringing metal additive manufacturing for functional parts from lab to fab by offering a modular 3D printing system, MetalFAB1, and seamlessly integrated information platform, Additive World Platform, to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for series production of additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.


 Products

  • MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool
    MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool - an entry model for process development & prototyping....

  • The MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool is an entry model for process development & prototyping. Its compact footprint and competitive price point help first time users to gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling for series production. The modular architecture, typical for the MetalFAB1 system family, allows for upgrading to a full size MetalFAB1 system later. The technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 [mm]) are identical to the larger size systems for series production. 

    The MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool is Additive Industries' latest addition to the MetalFAB1 range of machines. The MetalFAB1 uses powder bed fusion with up to four lasers. In addition to the core 3D print process, heat treatment, automated build plate handling and can be integrated into one industrial grade production system. In industrial applications, reproducibility of the core 3D printing process is assured by a solid machine design in combination with a smart calibration strategy. Predictability is achieved by combining simulation and in-process quality controls with the core additive manufacturing process.

    MetalFAB1 was developed by a team of highly experienced engineers with a background in 3D printing complemented with high-tech equipment developers of semiconductor, electron microscopy and medical scanning systems. Open innovation has led to a new and distinctive system architecture based on well-proven concepts and efficient application of functional building blocks from robotics, lithography and other opto-mechatronical systems.