Additive Industries is expanding its operations for industrial 3D metal printing equipment and software development, sales and service to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Where exactly this new office will be located, will be decided later this year. Last month, Additive Industries announced its new offices in Singapore. Next month, the Eindhoven headquarters will be moving from Strijp-S to Strijp-T.
After the implementation of its systems in Europe at companies like Airbus, Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team and GKN and setting up a similar foothold in the US, Additive Industries is now expanding into the UK. “In order to work closely on mature applications in aerospace, high-performance motorsports, medical implants and high-tech equipment, Additive Industries will expand its Process & Application Development network with a Centre in the UK”, Additive says in a statement.
The new centre will be run by Mark Beard, who has over 14 years of experience in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry and was previously the Technical Director at 3TRPD, a leading UK provider of metal Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing. “Over several decades, the UK has established itself as one of the global leaders in knowledge and successful application of Additive Manufacturing in series production and end-use components”, explained Mark Beard. “Strong academic research and established AM users in medical, aerospace, industrial and motorsport sectors have developed a mature, standardized and qualified supply chain for these markets. The MetalFAB1 is next logical step for these users as it is the first AM machine capable of true series production.”
The UK facility will house MetalFAB1 demonstration systems and support process and application development for the UK and Ireland. A team of talented 3D printing professionals will be hired to provide support for the full manufacturing process chain and enable companies to realize series production for AM components.
Main Photo: new facilities for Additive Industries in Eindhoven