Kaak Group (K3D)
Dutch Kaak Group, a leading food tech company specialised in integrated automated bakery systems has been a partner in Additive Industries’ AddLab initiative from 2014 onwards. On March 2016, at the 4th edition the Additive World Conference in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Additive Industries announced that the Kaak Group becomes one of the first MetalFAB1 Beta customers. Already 9 months later after the delivery of the MetalFAB1 Beta system to the Kaak Group, Additive Industries has received a follow-up order for a 5-module 4-laser production series system. From January 1, 2019 onwards all the 3D printing activities were merged in the K3D company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kaak group.
K3D aims to offer the Dutch industry easy access to 3D printing knowledge, capacity and full support in design and manufacturing to maximize the benefits of this new manufacturing technology by setting-up, operating and managing shared service K3D Printing Technology Centers. Located at strategic locations and customized for specific end markets such as aerospace, defence, medical devices, food-tech and high tech systems, interested companies can participate in the printing technology center. The first shared service K3D printing technology center was announced in March 2019, where 4 companies out of the High Tech Eindhoven Brainport region both develop and (series) produce AM parts.