Additive Industries, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will officially open a new Process and Application Centre at Filton Aerospace Park, Bristol, UK, on March 12, 2020. The centre is part of a global network of Additive Industries Competence Centres, in Eindhoven, Los Angeles, USA, and Singapore, which have their own specialism in different aspects of industrial Additive Manufacturing. The new facility will focus primarily on new materials and process development.
Additive Industries explains that the location of the new centre was chosen due to the growing Additive Manufacturing hub at Filton Aerospace Park,and its proximity with Filton Airfield. The area is already the established home for a number of world-class aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing businesses including Airbus, Rolls-Royce and GKN.
Russ Dunn, CTO of GKN Aerospace; Dr Mark Beard, Additive Industries’ Global Director Process & Application Development and General Manager of the Centre; and Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries will open the centre in an the official ceremony on March 12. The event will include a presentation by Paul Perera, VP Technology at GKN Aerospace, about the GKN Global Technology Centre, also in Filton, of which Additive Industries is a partner.