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March 22, 2017
Additive Industries presents a new entry-level model of its MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system. The system is developed specifically for process and application development and prototyping.
Its compact footprint helps first-time users to gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling for series production. The modular architecture, typical for the MetalFAB1 system family, allows for upgrading to a full-size MetalFAB1 system later. The technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 mm) are identical to the larger size systems for series production.
Existing users like Airbus and GKN might use the new system to develop the build strategies and process settings for new materials and applications before transferring these to their larger industrial MetalFAB1 systems for series production. This prevents disturbance of their production planning and regular operations.
“This machine is the result of a productive dialogue with our customers and prospective users and completes the range of MetalFAB1 systems for industrial metal additive manufacturing,” says Mark Vaes, CTO of Additive Industries.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company.