On the first day of RAPID 2016, the largest US trade fair and conference on additive manufacturing and 3D printing, Additive Industries has announced the fifth MetalFAB1 system is sold to GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components. Although Additive Industries had already declared ‘sold out’ for their MetalFAB1 Beta systems, they decided to re-open the Beta programme and build a fifth machine.
At RAPID 2016, North America’s largest professional 3D printing tradeshow, Additive Industries presents it first truly industrial 3D metal printing system, MetalFAB1. This is the first time across the Atlantic and the official launch for the US market. Additive Industries will start to build a North American sales and service organisation to support its MetalFAB1 users.
Additive Industries has handed over its first industrial 3D metal printing system, MetalFAB1, to Airbus APWorks, a 100 % subsidiary of Airbus Group. APWorks will start testing the integrated system and corresponding Additive World software platform for series production of industrial parts for its customers in robotics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology and aerospace.
- Press Release Additive Industries Airbus APWorks 1st shipment (English)
- Persbericht Additive Industries Airbus APWorks 1ste levering (Nederlands)
- A short film on the 1st Shipment
- Picture of signing for hand-over of the first MetalFAB1 to Airbus APWorks (Joachim Zettler, left and Daan Kersten, right)
At the Annual Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, Additive Industries and 3DSIM have announced that Additive Industries is the first metal additive manufacturing systems OEM to sign 3DSIM’s machine manufacturer partnership agreement. Additive Industries will integrate 3DSIM’s exaSIM and FLEX tools into its Additive World Platform, which supports the end-to-end 3D printing workflow.
Together with its industrial design partner VanBerlo, Additive Industries has won the prestigious Red Dot Award for their industrial 3D metal printing system MetalFAB1. For this first integrated additive manufacturing machine for high-end metal parts, VanBerlo designed the cutting edge exterior reflecting both the advanced technology and industrial character. The design strengthens the substantially improved performance of the system in aspects like reproducibility, productivity and flexibility.