AddUp was established on April 1th 2016 when two industrial groups, Fives and Michelin, decided to create a major player in metal 3D printing. The aim of this joint venture is to let customers benefit from unique experience and expertise by developing and marketing industrial machines and production workshops based on metal additive manufacturing technology, commonly known as metal 3D printing, on a global scale.
AddUp’s offering includes technologies for both powder bed fusion (LBM, Laser Beam Melting) and, since acquiring BeAM in June 2018, metal powder deposition by laser (DED, Directed Energy Deposition). The company also provides services, consultancy and training to assist customers in adopting these innovative technologies. Thanks to recent stake acquisition in Poly-Shape, AddUp can now offer its customers unique access to a multi-manufacturer, multitechnology, multi-material and multi-application platform to help them determine the best technological solution for their parts production needs. Headquartered in Clermont‐Ferrand, France, with subsidiaries in the United States and Singapore, AddUp currently employs more than 300 members of staff.