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AddUp, a joint venture created by Michelin and Fives, is a global metal additive manufacturing OEM and service provider of Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technologies. The combination of these processes allows AddUp customers the flexibility to choose the technology best suited for their specific application. This combination also offers a unique ability to meet technical challenges, such as manufacturing parts combining these complementary technologies. The AddUp group also offers: part production, POC production, metal AM consulting services, AM training and design for AM, making AddUp your one-stop for metal AM.


- The New Generation of FormUp 350 PBF Machine -

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  • AddUp, a joint venture created by Michelin and Fives in 2016, has announced the introduction of its latest metal 3D printing machine using laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) technology.

    FormUp 350 allows users to operate in complete safety to produce perfectly reproducible series of parts at levels of productivity never achieved before thanks to a modular and scalable architecture. 


    The new generation of FormUp 350 can be used safely with all types of metal powders, reactive or not, with fine or medium granulometry. Operators will be able to work in complete safety using an innovative autonomous powder module developed exclusively with the AZO company, ensuring the storage, conveying, recovery and sieving of the powder, with all operations being carried out automatically in a closed circuit in an inert atmosphere. Exposure to fumes and smelting residues is controlled, using an automatic passivation filter system that ensures safe waste disposal. The passivation of soot and powders recovered during filtration is done by adding a calcium carbonate powder. This removes the risk of flammability from the waste and it can be processed safely.


    The new generation of FormUp 350 allows us to meet all the quality requirements of our customers, covering all industrial fields from aeronautics, space or luxury, including motorsports, defense, medical. All the parameters of the machine are accessible according to the needs of the users from a simplified standard use to an expert mode use. Specific manufacturing recipes can be developed for each application, to find the best balance between productivity and quality for each part.

    AddUp provides support to our customers with a unique application service on the market, based on the expertise developed in our parts manufacturing activity. AddUp benefits from 40 printing machines installed in Europe to date, as well as a strong experience in postprocessing and finishing of parts (heat treatment, machining, etc.), allowing us to supply our customers with finished parts that are ready for use.

    The lasers with a geometric precision of the spot center of each laser at 35 μm, are all equipped with a «3-axis» optical chain, a high-end technology that guarantees both positioning accuracy (24-bit resolution) and laser beam quality. This accuracy is key for multi-laser applications on a single part.

    The AddUp NCore software embedded in the machine is capable of processing large production files of more than 80 GB in one go, enabling complex parts to be produced. AddUp Dashboards, a software solution for traceability and analysis of all production data, allows the tracking of 80 manufacturing parameters and the automatic editing of production conformity reports. In terms of monitoring, we have developed a system for monitoring the quality of the fusion, continuously measuring the power emitted by the laser and the temperature of the fusion, and real-time analysis technology of the powder spreading quality, which checks the absence of defects on the surface of the powder bed in less than a second and triggers a second run of the coating system if necessary.

    The FormUp 350 is the only machine on the market with an interchangeable coating device. Our customers can choose the powder spreading system that best suits their needs: a scraper system or a roller system. The latter provides better repeatability for certain medium powder applications. It also allows the use of fine powders, for unsupported manufacturing of cantilevered parts and improved surface finishes. A heating plate up to 200°C reduces stress concentrations and the risk of part deformation.


    The new generation of FormUp 350 can produce using four 500 W lasers simultaneously, each laser covering the entire surface of the tray. The bidirectional coating system reduces non-productive times by 40% faster powder spreading cycles than monodirectional spreading. The powder supply is done in masked time, using the autonomous powder module mentioned above.

    AddUp’s teams have also developed innovative solutions to maximize the machine’s uptime:

    • A long-life fume treatment module (filter replacement interval greater than one year)
    • The use of the Cross Jet technology limits any soiling of the laser protection glass during manufacturing.
    • Optimized sealing of the production chamber to reduce inerting times. 15 minutes are sufficient to reach an oxygen level of 500 ppm.
    • A cooling system for the machine’s Z-axis lowering the temperature of the platform at the end of production, allowing parts to be unloaded more quickly (2 hours to cool down from 200 to 65°C).
    • A system of referencing platforms by probes allowing in a few seconds to adjust the positioning of the manufacturing trays and to check their flatness.
    • A speed of calculation of trajectories unique on the market, up to 1000 times faster than real production. Thus 1.27 million trajectories are generated per second using the AddUp Manager software.


    The modular design of the FormUp 350 machines allows our customers to configure and upgrade the machine according to their needs and to benefit from the latest technologies at any time, without replacing the machine.

    We offer four configurations:

    • STARTER, which brings together the essentials for research and development activities, designed for the use of non-reactive powders of medium grain sizes.
    • EFFICIENCY, perfect to get started in additive manufacturing with confidence, with a wide range of powders (fine or medium, reactive or non-reactive).
    • PRODUCTIVITY, the perfect answer for a high level of productivity and a high level of industrialization, with four lasers and an autonomous powder module.
    • ADVANCED, designed for «expert» users who are looking to achieve the highest levels of productivity, quality and monitoring of the manufacturing process.

    These configurations can be fully integrated into existing customer environments. It is possible to add new modules, options or equipment to delay the obsolescence of the first-generation machines.


    Since its creation in 2016, as a result of a collaboration agreement signed by Fives and Michelin in September 2015, AddUp has developed a unique expertise in additive metal manufacturing. The company has invested in the design of 3D metal printing machines in the two most dominant complementary technologies on the market. AddUp is an expert in Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), ideal for the manufacture of parts with very complex designs and improved performance especially with the use of fine powder, and in DED (Directed Energy Deposition) which is very relevant for the repair of parts and add-on function.

    AddUp operates a fleet of nearly 40 machines at its Cébazat, Strasbourg and Salon de Provence sites in France. This allows AddUp to accelerate the control of the process from an industrial point of view and thus improve the design and performance of its machines. Finally, AddUp is organised to accompany customers
    throughout their journey, whether in the discovery, proof of concept, part production or technology integration phases in their workshops.

  • AddUp, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of AddUp, a global manufacturer of metal 3D printing equipment and supplier of 3D printed parts, announced today it will establish its North American headquarters in Blue Ash, Ohio, at the current location of AddUp’s other U.S. subsidiary, BeAM, Inc. AddUp focuses on Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology while BeAM focuses on Direct Energy Deposition (DED). The two companies will form one operating unit reporting to Ken Wright, currently president of both companies.

    “We are excited to base our metal 3D printing operations in the Cincinnati area,” said Dr. Ken Wright, president of AddUp, Inc. and BeAM. “There were a number of good locations from which to choose, but we selected southwest Ohio based on its strong manufacturing heritage, access to a talented workforce, proximity to industrial and government partners in metal 3D printing, and enthusiastic support provided by the State of Ohio.”

    As part of its plan to centralize its operations in Blue Ash, AddUp will move machines and equipment from its operation in Greenville, South Carolina. The company will also create 25 new jobs and invest $12.5 million in Blue Ash over the next three years, driven by the expansion of the metals 3D printing market along with increased investment in product development and sales channels on the part of AddUp’s investors, Michelin and French industrial group Fives.

    “The additive manufacturing industry is expected to more than double in the next four years and the Cincinnati region is primed to play an important role, thanks to AddUp, Inc., and other innovators already doing business here,” said Brandon Simmons, vice president of project management, REDI Cincinnati. “The partnership between JobsOhio, the City of Blue Ash and the Ohio Development Services Agency was key to helping us bring AddUp, Inc.’s growth to Blue Ash. We are excited to collaborate with JobsOhio and other strategic partners to offer talent support to AddUp, Inc., assisting the company in developing a quality workforce.”

    The focus of the operation will be to provide 3D metal printing services for AddUp’s US customers in the aerospace, defense, medical, and tooling industries. Five of AddUp’s FormUp 350 printers will be added to the current inventory of BeAM’s Modulo 400 and Magic 800 printers, which will be available for printing services by the end of 2021; and plans are in place for expansion in the following years.

    “The City of Blue Ash is excited to become the home for AddUp’s new North American HQ,” said Neil Hensley, City of Blue Ash economic development director. “We would like to thank AddUp for their vote of confidence in our city, as well as our partners REDI Cincinnati, JobsOhio, and the Ohio Development Services Agency for their support to make this project a reality.”

    The location will also be used as a demonstration facility for the redesigned FormUp 350 and Module 400, their flagship PBF and DED 3D Printers, respectively, which will be launched in the U.S.A. sometime in 2021. These products will have expanded capabilities that advance metal 3D printing to the next level of performance.

    “AddUp’s decision to choose Ohio for its North American headquarters speaks to the talent, collaboration and manufacturing heritage unique to this state,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “Innovations from AddUp continue to advance additive manufacturing technology, and we are confident Ohio is well positioned be a world leader in this rapidly evolving space.”

    In the coming years, AddUp, Inc. anticipates hiring professional and technical staff to operate its facility and to conduct research in process development to further advance metal 3D printing in the areas of productivity and the functional performance of printed parts. AddUp’s job growth and investment are supported with a Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Development Services Agency and additional JobsOhio incentives. The City of Blue Ash is supporting the project with a forgivable loan.


  • FormUp® 350 New Generation
    The FormUp 350 machine is a solution for metal additive manufacturing using laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF). This modular and scalable machine offers a high level of productivity and allows the manufacture of high-quality parts while ensuring user safety....

  • Launched in 2021, the FormUp® 350 PBF machine is modular and scalable to provide the highest productivity while ensuring user safety. The FormUp 350 has up to four 500W lasers, a bidirectional coating system with 40% faster powder spreading and 160+ accessible parameters, making the system an open platform for the convenience of our customers. Operators can work in complete safety, having 0 contact with the powder thanks to our autonomous powder module, powder storage, machine feeding and unfused powder recovering and sieving. Available in four different configurations with 25+ options to be integrated at any time, the FormUp 350 is designed to be scalable to meet your most demanding applications while providing you the highest level of productivity.

    FormUp 350 Tech Specs

    Machine dimensions L 2.55 x W 2.2 x H 2.32 m
    (without powder device) Weight: 4 t
    Build volume L 350 x W 350 x H 350* mm (~43 L)
    Gas type Argon or nitrogen with programmable control of oxygen level
    Laminar flow Adjustable from 0.5 to 3 m/s
    Laser glasses protection Cross Jet system
    Optical chain Up to 4 x 500W Ytterbium continuous fiber lasers (1070 nm)
    Spot diameter: 70 µm
    100% platform coverage by each LASER
    3D scanners: 2 axis for X/Y displacements + 1 axis for focal adjustment
    Max speed of 10m/s
    35 µm accuracy
    Visualization Supervision camera
    Camera for HD pictures (option)
    Powder recoating device Bidirectional Scraper (rigid blade, brush or silicon) or roller
    Layer thickness: 20 to 120 µm
    Part properties Precision: up to 0.1 mm**
    Density: up to 99.99%**
    Heated platform Up to 200°C
    Cooling system to improve temperature drop time after production
    Standard Powder Module For non-reactive and middle size powders
    Autonomous Powder Module For all types of powder ***
    Inerted condition
    Sieving device integrated
    Powder recovery during production
    Glove box (option)
    Inerted vacuum integrated
    Fume and fusion residue management Filtration device with automatic unclogging sytem
    Calcium carbonate residus passivation
    Filters lifetime > 3 years
    Cooling device Air / water
    Interoperability OPC-UA / MQTT (option)
    CAM solutions AddUp Manager or NTwin
    Simulation software Distorsion Simulation AddOn (option)
    Monitoring AddUp Dashboards (option)
    Recoating monitoring (option)
    Melting monitoring (option)
    Remote Maintenance AddUp Remote Control

    *up to 370mm using a less thick platform

    **depending on part geometry, material, amd melting parameters used
    ***with AddUp Validation

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