Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 24 July 2023 – 3D metal printer manufacturer Additive Industries installed its MetalFABG2 3D metal printer at ADDDAM, a volume flexible metal processing and production solutions supplier. The printer has been installed at ADDDAM's facility in Brixen, making it Additive Industries’ first customer in Italy.
Accessing the die-casting industry with strong partners
ADDDAM has acquired the MetalFABG2 printer to access the die-casting industry. With this purchase, ADDDAM aims to become a leading producer of complex aluminium parts for the automotive and machine engineering sectors, combining core competencies of sister companies Alupress and Durst Group with metal additive manufacturing.
The automotive industry is changing rapidly due to the shift to electric vehicles and changes in customer behaviour. Hand in hand with Alupress, ADDDAM offers prototyping and initial testing, with the ability to transition to and back from high-pressure die-casting as volumes grow or the product life-cycle reaches its end and volumes decline, providing flexibility to adapt to forecasting volumes for electric vehicles.
For ADDDAM to be successful in this venture, they have identified four key mission ingredients: focus, environment, automation and quality. Complying with these mission ingredients has led ADDDAM to choose Additive Industries’ MetalFABG2 as its metal AM printer for delivering high-quality die-cast replacement parts. They chose Additive Industries' MetalFABG2 due to its high level of automation and material efficiency, which lowers costs, increases competitiveness, and improves resilience to workforce changes.
Mathias Wiese, Chief Executive Officer at ADDDAM: “We are very excited to partner with Additive Industries to move forward in our next step: complimenting the die-casting industry. The MetalFABG2 printer will be a valuable new asset to accommodate us in this next stage.”
Mark Massey, Chief Executive Officer at Additive Industries: “We as Additive Industries are very pleased to be able to provide ADDDAM with our MetalFABG2 printer to support them in their expansion towards the automotive and machine engineering industry.”
ADDDAM will be hosting its first ever AM Tech Day together with partners and customers at Durst Kraftwerk in Brixen, Italy. Please find more information about the event here.
About Additive Industries
Additive Industries is a 3D metal printer manufacturer for high-quality metal parts. It offers a system specifically aimed at high-end and demanding industrial markets. With class-leading build volume, robustness as well as productivity, Additive Industries redefines the business case for aerospace, automotive, energy and high-tech equipment. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Additive Industries has demo and service centres in the USA and UK, and is a global key player in large volume metal printing systems.
ADDDAM is a volume flexible metal processing and production solutions supplier. Combining core competencies from the sister companies Alupress AG and Durst Group AG, ADDDAM aims to realize complex products for the automotive and machine engineering sectors with special focus on aluminium processing and complimenting mass manufacturing. With a focused, integrated process it pushes production boundaries and redefines the quality of AM parts. ADDDAM is headquartered in Brixen, Italy.