The MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system is now suitable for automotive series production.
The MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system is now suitable for automotive series production.

3D printing specialist Additive Industries has sold its fifth MetalFAB1 system to GKN Powder Metallurgy, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components.

According to the company, this means that the MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system is now suitable for automotive series production. The two companies will apply the MetalFAB1 system for industrialized automotive serial production compliant with ISO/TS 16949 standards at higher productivity.

‘For Additive Industries the input from an automotive leader like GKN is a beautiful addition to the other Beta customers from the aerospace and high tech equipment market,’ said Additive Industries co-founder and CEO, Daan Kersten. ‘Their unconditional focus on predictability and total cost is an important driver for further integration and optimization.’

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.