The company’s aim is to take 3D metal printing beyond the current lab and prototyping use to actual fabrication use on the factory floor.

‘Our system will bring a substantial improvement in reproducibility, productivity and flexibility as a result of our quest to design an industrial grade metal printing process,’ claimed Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.

Additive Industries believes in an integrated process flow for industrial additive manufacturing, therefore multiple process steps are incorporated in one machine for the first time with fully automated handling connecting all process steps. The modular architecture allows the user to start with a basic machine configuration with the possibility to enlarge the scope of the process. Modules can be added to allow the use of multiple materials in one machine without having to clean the powder system and running the risk of cross-contamination.

This story is reprinted from material from Additive Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.