AddUp was formed on April 1st, 2016 following the decision of two leading industrial firms, Fives and Michelin, to create a major player in metal 3D printing. This joint venture’s ambition is to bring the benefits of its experience and know-how to customers by developing and marketing industrial machines and production lines on a worldwide scale using metal additive manufacturing technology, commonly known as metal 3D printing.
In September 2018, AddUp increased its production capacity by acquiring a stake in Poly-Shape, a leading metal additive manufacturing expert in Europe with a strong presence in the motorsport sector. Thanks to Poly-Shape, AddUp can now offer its customers unique access to multiple metal additive and post-processing technologies and materials to help them determine the best technological solution for their production needs.
AddUp’s offer has integrated LBM (Laser Beam Melting) technology as well as DED (Directed Energy Deposition) technology since its acquisition of BeAM in June 2018. AddUp, with its head office in Clermont-Ferrand and subsidiaries in the United States and Singapore, currently employs more than 300 people.