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Additive Industries Introduces Industrial 3D-Printing System

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Additive Industries, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has introduced a new industrial 3D printing system, MetalFab1. It is said by company officials to be the first integrated metal additive manufacturing system designed for high-end industrial applications in markets such as aerospace, defense, medical, high-tech equipment, tooling and automotive. In debuting MetalFab1, Additive Industries seeks to take 3D metal printing beyond the current lab and prototyping use, to actual fabrication use on the factory floor.

The reproducibility of MetalFab1 takes its inspiration from the semiconductor industry, according to company officials. Stability is achieved by robust machine design in combination with a continuous calibration strategy. Fully automated handling connects all process steps to reduce manual labour, improve product consistency and quality, and increase operator safety. Its modular architecture allows users to start with basic machine configurations with the possibility to enlarge the scope of the process, enabling substantially increased productivity. And, modules can be added to allow use of multiple materials in one machine without having to clean the powder system and run the risk of cross-contamination.


See also: Additive Industries B.V.

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