Three years ago, Additive Industries started developing the first truly industrial 3D metal printing system, building on the mechatronic and system engineering experience of the Dutch Brainport region. In one year a functional model was realised, and one year later, in 2015, a beta version was presented, which is now being tested by launching customers. Currently, the first production machines are under construction. The MetalFAB1 system offers substantially improved performance over the ‘prototyping’ machines available in the market. In Mikroniek nr.5 2016 you can read more about these steps in development of the MetalFAB1: FUMO, Beta and production machine in three years.