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.

Additive Industries launches unique co-operative to improve quality and reduce cost of consumables for 3D printing

19 November, 2019

At the start of FormNext, the world’s largest international trade fair for additive manufacturing technologies in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Additive Industries launched a new and unique initiative to pool the volume of generic consumables and services. The Additive Manufacturing Quality Co-operative (working title) is a not-for-profit entity that unites the customers of Additive Industries and allows them to pool the volume of metal powders, gases and generic services like testing of witness coupons, hipping of parts and other services where the volume normally is low, prices are high and lead-time is long. By joining forces with its customers, Additive Industries can standardize and control the quality of its consumable supply, especially the metal powders without increasing the cost. Whereas for other system manufacturers consumables are a revenue stream, Additive Industries has regarded this mainly as a cost reduction opportunity because of its focus to continuously reduce the total cost per part. The not-for-profit co-operative allows Additive Industries and its customers to offset the increased quality requirements of demanding markets like aerospace and medical.
- Press Release Additive Industries launches unique co-operative to improve quality and reduce cost of consumables for 3D printing

Additive Industries confirms productivity leadership and teams up with 3D metal printing pioneer Fraunhofer to accelerate

19 November, 2019

At the start of FormNext, Additive Industries has presented the results of an independent benchmark study and launched a new partnership with Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany. Ampower, the leading additive manufacturing consultancy, concluded in their independent benchmark study ‘Productivity Evaluation for Metal Additive Manufacturing Systems’ that Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 systems combine the lowest system investment with the lowest total cost per part and highest annual capacity. They tested 4 typical parts from various industries like medical hip implants, impellors from oil and gas industries, and parts from the automotive and aerospace industry. In all cases the MetalFAB1 won over the 15 other 3D metal systems using laser or electron beam melting technology included in the benchmark. In order to continue to be the leader in productivity, Additive Industries sold a MetalFAB1 system to the Fraunhofer Project Center at the University of Twente and has entered into a strategic collaboration with them and their colleagues in the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. The main aim of this partnership is to qualify new materials, improve design guidelines, increase post-processing expertise, and enable the integration of metal additive manufacturing into industrial process chains for broad industry acceptance. Please find the press release, including supporting picture & video below:
- Press release Additive Industries confirms productivity leadership and teams up with 3D metal printing pioneer Fraunhofer to accelerate
- Video Collaboration Additive Industries and Fraunhofer
- Picture Additive Industries confirms productivity leadership and teams up with 3D metal printing pioneer Fraunhofer to accelerate  From left to right: Jan-Cees Santema (Sales Director Europe at Additive Industries), Dr. Kristian Arntz (Head of Department Laser Materials Processing, Chief Engineer at Fraunhofer IPT), Daan A.J. Kersten (CEO of Additive Industries), Dr. Biba Visnjicki (Managing Director at Fraunhofer Project Centre), Kai Winands (Head of Additive Manufacturing department at Fraunhofer IPT), Maurice Herben (Program Director at Fraunhofer Project Centre), Prof. Ian Gibson (Scientific Director at Fraunhofer Project Centre), Harry Dirrigl (Business Development Germany, Additive Industries), Harry Kleijnen (Key Account Manager at Additive Industries)
- Press Release Fraunhofer (in German) F
raunhofer und Additive Industries kooperieren in den Niederlanden
- Press Release Fraunhofer (in English) Fraunhofer and Additive Industries cooperate in the Netherlands

Additive Industries celebrates first system handover in China

01 November, 2019

Additive Industries has officially handed over its first MetalFAB1 system in China to the Marine Equipment Technology Institute (METI) of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology in Zhenjiang, China. At the ceremony in the additive manufacturing center of METI, many local VIPs were present from the university, regional and local governmental as well as the Mayor from Eindhoven, John Jorritsma. As part of the trade mission celebrating 25 years of collaboration between the Provinces of Jiangsu and Noord-Brabant, home of Eindhoven Additive Industries’ headquarters in the Netherlands, also the Governors of both provinces celebrated the collaboration. The MetalFAB1 system, used by global market and innovation leaders in aeronautics, space and high performance automotive, will allow METI to accelerate production of heat exchangers for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and other maritime, oil and gas applications. Please find the press release & pictures below

- Press release Additive Industries celebrates first system handover in China
- Grouppicture next to the MetalFAB1 From left to right: Mike Goh (General Manager of Additive Industries Asia Pacific), Dr. Jiang Zhiyong (Dean of Marine Equipment Technology Institute of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology),  Daan Kersten (CEO of Additive Industries), Mr. Zhan Lifeng (Member of the Standing Committee of High Tech District of Zhenjiang City, Secretary of the Party Working Committee of High Tech District of Zhenjiang City),  John Jorritsma (Mayor of Eindhoven), Dr. Yu Menghong (Member of standing committee of the Party Committee of the Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, vice president of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology), Dr. Chen Chao (Assistant Dean of Marine Equipment Technology Institute of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology)
- Picture 1 Press release Additive Industries celebrates first system handover in China From left to right: Mike Goh (General Manager, Additive Industries Asia Pacific), Daan Kersten (CEO, Additive Industries), Wim van de Donk (Commissaris van de Koning van Noord-Brabant), Wu Zheng Long (Governor Jiangsu Province, China). On the right in the picture is also John Jorritsma (Mayor of Eindhoven, with orange tie)
- Picture 2 Press release Additive Industries celebrates first system handover in China
- Picture of John Jorritsma (Mayor of Eindhoven) 

 

 

Additive Industries launches 6th edition of Design Challenge during Dutch Design Week

25 October, 2019

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, the largest design event in Northern Europe, Additive Industries has launched its sixth edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. In order to grow the number of examples and inspire many other industries to develop dedicated applications for industrial 3D printing, Additive Industries is motivated to keep organising its annual Design Challenge. Every year the professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing or to come up with new inspiring designs of functional parts. Please find below the press release in English, as well as the visual of the Design Challenge 2020. 
- Press release 6th Additive World Design for AM Challenge
- Visual Press release 6th Additive World Design for AM Challenge

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