Additive Industries, Eindhoven, Netherlands, has used the Additive World Conference to present the new entry-level model of its MetalFAB1 industrial metal AM printing system. The system is developed specifically for process and application development and prototyping.
The MetalFAB1 Process & Applications Development Tool is reported to provide the largest symmetrical build chamber available, combined with a compact footprint. The machine is designed to help first-time users to gain experience with metal Additive Manufacturing before scaling for series production.
The system incorporates the modular architecture typical of the MetalFAB1 system family, and will allow users to upgrade to a full-size MetalFAB1 Process & Applications Development Tool system at a later date. The technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 mm) are identical to the larger systems for series production.
Additive Industries suggested that existing MetalFAB1 users might use the new system to develop build strategies and process settings for new materials and applications, before transferring these to their larger industrial systems for series production. This will prevent disturbances to production planning and regular operations.
“This machine is the result of a productive dialogue with our customers and prospective users and completes the range of MetalFAB1 systems for industrial metal additive manufacturing,” stated Mark Vaes, CTO, Additive Industries. “There is no other solution offering so much flexibility to expand in combination with future-proof 3D printing capabilities,” added Daan Kersten, Co-founder & CEO.