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AddUp, now the leading French manufacturer of metal PBF and DED 3D printers, is further expanding its presence in North America, where the company has established a large headquarters and service center in Cincinnati, Ohio after the acquisition of BeAM. The facility doesn’t see the arrival of six new FormUp 350 metal 3D printers.
The recently introduced next generation FormUp 350 system has been optimized to meet industry requirements for safe operation and high volume production of both end parts. It also reduces the obsolescence of previous generations of machines through the use of a modular, expandable architecture. AddUp uses this system for targeted production applications in the automotive, aerospace, health and energy sectors, among others.
AddUp was founded in 2016 from the desire of two large French industrial groups, Michelin and Fives, to create a new and important player in the field of metal additive manufacturing. The joint venture relies on the know-how of Michelin, which developed the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LB-PBF) technology and operates it for large-scale industrial production.
In addition, the company benefits from the know-how of the Fives Group in the development, manufacture and sale of machine tools and automated production lines for companies in all industries. With this industrial heritage, our experts are able to support you throughout your project regardless of your area of activity.
The AddUp Group now offers a catalog of multi-technology production systems that has been in use since the acquisition of BeAM. the FormUp series (robust and open PBF machines, available with several spreading devices) as well as the Magic and Modulo lines (industrial DED machines) includes in 2018.
The combination of these complementary technologies makes it possible on the one hand to offer each customer the most suitable technology for their application and on the other hand to meet technical challenges such as the production of parts that combine several technologies.
Since the takeover of Poly-Shape, one of the largest design and production service providers in France, the group has had a cross-technology, cross-supplier and cross-material production platform that enables customers to order parts as required for small and medium-sized series as well as for studies to select the optimal technology for your application.