June 26, 2019 – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) / Hinwil (Switzerland) / Erfurt (Germany) – At the opening of the Rapid.Tech – Fabcon Conference on industrial 3D Printing in Erfurt, Additive Industries announced that it has strengthened its Technology Partnership with the F1 team of Alfa Romeo Racing. On behalf of Alfa Romeo Racing, Sauber Engineering, like the F1 team part of the Sauber Group and using the technology, have ordered its 4th multi-module, 4-laser MetalFAB1 Productivity system. With this, Sauber Engineering not only become the largest customer of Additive Industries with high productivity metal 3D printing capacity in stainless steel, aluminium and titanium, it also underlines the ambition of Sauber Engineering to become #1 European supplier in industrial 3D metal printing.
Christoph Hansen, Head of Technical Development at Sauber Engineering AG, said: “Only two years ago we announced the technology partnership at Rapid.Tech and bought two MetalFAB1 systems that would be extended to two 6 module systems in three years. In the mean time we have accelerated the upgrade, installed a third system and now ordered a fourth one, all in two years’ time. In parallel we are expanding our in-house capabilities with post-process machining and HIPing.”
Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries, added: “Our installed base is growing fast, not only with new customers in our core markets like aerospace and the automotive industry but also through existing customers like Sauber Engineering, who are advancing to become one of the leading companies in industrial 3D printing in Europe, ramping up production. Although most users of metal additive manufacturing are still applying prototyping systems, we see an increasing number of companies concluding they need dedicated systems for series production. Our modular MetalFAB1 family is the only proven system on the market today designed for this use. We are grateful and proud to be technology partner to Sauber Engineering and the F1 team of Alfa Romeo Racing.”
About Additive Industries
Additive Industries is accelerating industrial additive manufacturing of high quality, functional, metal parts by offering a modular end-to-end 3D printing system including a seamlessly integrated information platform to high end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for series production of additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.
Source: Additive Industries