Additive Industries secures 14M Euro funding to fuel further growth

19 May, 2020

3D metal printing equipment manufacturer Additive Industries announces a 14M investment from its shareholder Highlands Beheer, the parent company of the Wintermans family. Additive Industries plans to use the capital contribution for expansion of their product portfolio, the acceleration of its technological roadmap and strengthening of working capital. Additionally, Highlands acquired the shares owned by co-founder and CEO Daan Kersten, who will officially leave the company per June 30th 2020. Until a suitable successor is found, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mark Vaes assumes the position of CEO. Please find our press release in English and in Dutch below:

- Press release Additive Industries secures 14M Euro funding to fuel further growth
- Persbericht Additive Industries haalt 14 miljoen euro kapitaal op om verdere groei te stimuleren (Dutch)
- Picture Press release Additive Industries secrures 14M Euro funding to fuel further growth

 

ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries take the lead in large spare part printing for the steel industry

02 April, 2020

Through metal 3D printing, ArcelorMittal has been able to print on-demand ready-to-use spare parts. Collaboration with Additive Industries in recent years has resulted in an improvement in process performance and quality. This outcome has enabled ArcelorMittal to print large and challenging components for its facilities.

2 April 2020 - In 2017, ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries joined forces to explore the opportunities of 3D metal printing for the steel industry using one of the largest 4-laser 3D metal printing systems available on the market: the MetalFAB1. 3D printing of spare parts is practical as it offers on-demand, on-location production which reduces the need for stocks; it also shortens the production cycle as well as affording flexibility to ArcelorMittal plants. Since the installation of the first metal 3D printer in ArcelorMittal R&D facilities, several 3D-printed spare parts have already been used while others are still running in ArcelorMittal facilities.

Please find our press release, a visual of the winners, and a visual of the finalists below:
- Press Release ArcelorMittal and Additive Industries take the lead in large spare part printing
- Visual MetalFAB1 at ArcelorMittal
- Movie assembly MetalFAB1 at ArcelorMittal

 

Winners of 2020 Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge, K3D and Younes Chahid, virtually announced

01 April, 2020
During the digital 8 th edition of the Additive World Conference, Chairman of the Jury, Ultimaker’s Steven van de Staak, announced K3D and Younes Chahid as winners of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020. All finalists, three in the student category and three professionals, pitched their designs in a video for the 6-member jury. After careful deliberation they made a unanimous and well-advised selection in both categories. The winning designs, a ‘Laser Welding Head’ and a ‘Hip Implants Stem Design’, are inspiring use cases of industrial 3D metal printing. The honorable mention goes to SMS Group. Please find our press release, a visual of the winners, and a visual of the finalists below:
- Press Release winners Designs Challenge 2020
- Press Release  winners Designs Challenge 2020 

- Visual winners Designs Challenge 2020
- Visual Additive World
- Visual Finalists Designs Challenge 2020 
The finalists designs are (from left to right, first top row then bottom):
- “Laser welding head” from Jaap Bulsink, K3D Bihca (Netherlands, professional category)
- “Media block” from Nina Uppenkamp, SMS Group (Germany, professional category)
- “Expandable intervertebral cage” from Donatien Campion, 3DMedLab (France, professional category)
- “Hip Implant Stem Design” from Younes Chahid, BiomimeticAM (UK, student category)
- “Stabilizer mount” from Dong Zhang, SCUT Robotlab, (China, student category)
- “Brake caliper” from Samir Mulgaonkar, Sunriser (US, student category)

 

Record number of contestants 2020 Design Challenge for 3D printing, six finalists announced

20 February, 2020

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, Additive Industries announced the finalists of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2020. From a record number of 151 contestants, both professionals and students, 3 finalists were selected per category. This year we have one honourable mention in the professional category.
Please find our press release and a visual of the finalists below:
- Press Release Finalists Designs Challenge 2020
- Visual Finalists Designs Challenge 2020

GKN Aerospace CTO to open new Additive Industries facility in UK

18 February, 2020

We are happy to announce that on March 12th, GKN Aerospace CTO Russ Dunn will officially open the latest Additive Industries Process and Application Centre close to Bristol in the UK. This Centre is part of the global network of Additive Industries Competence Centres, also located in Eindhoven, Los Angeles and Singapore, each having their own specialism in different aspects of industrial additive manufacturing. The UK & Ireland Process and Application Centre’s core competence will be new materials and process development.

The Centre is located on the historic Filton Aerospace Park, directly in the middle of the growing additive manufacturing hub that is situated there. Filton has long been an important manufacturing site since 1910, with the adjacent Filton Airfield in operation throughout the last century.  Its place in history was sealed with the development and production of Concorde in the 1960s and 70s. The area is already the established home for a number of world-class aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing businesses including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and GKN. The Additive Industries building has had many aerospace related uses previously and was even used for lightning strike tests. After a complete renovation, the building is in line with all the highest standards, offering the best of working environments for the fast growing Additive Industries team. The event is expected to run from 10:30 to 15:30 with a full agenda of announcements and presentations. The afternoon seminar will include a presentation about the GKN Global Technology Centre, also in Filton of which Additive Industries is a partner, made by Paul Perera, VP Technology at GKN Aerospace. In addition we have Dave Best, Head of Business and Strategy for Airbus, talking about their additive manufacturing (AM) vision and the growing AM ecosystem now based in Filton. Jon Meyer, CPO for APWorks, will also present on why they choose to look to industrialisation in cooperation with the Additive Industries Competence Centre in Filton. Combined with a case study including GKN and ANSYS, a memorial opening of the Centre is guaranteed.  Please find the press release, including supporting picture below:
- Press release GKN Aerospace CTO to open new Additive Industries facility in UK
- Picture 1 Press release GKN Aerospace CTO to open new Additive Industries facility in UK
- Picture 2 Press release GKN Aerospace CTO to open new Additive Industries facility in UK

UPDATE March 6th: Unfortunately because of the covid-19 virus we had to make the descission to postpone the offical opening of our Bristol Office until further notice.

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