AddUp and IPC form Addilys for metal Additive Manufacturing in tooling

September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

The AddUp Group, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the Plastics and Composites Manufacturing Technical Centre (IPC), Bellignat, France, have formed Addilys, a joint platform focused on driving the adoption and deployment of metal Additive Manufacturing in the area of tooling and plastics processing. The new entity will be headquartered in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region of France, near to AddUp and IPC’s headquarters.

The goal of the platform is to provide manufacturers with global solutions, from advice to maintenance, as well as tooling design, demonstrations and manufacturing services. The partnership is expected to make it easier for companies to deploy customised and optimised thermal solutions, particularly in industrial-level plastics processing, through the use of the conformal cooling solutions made possible by metal AM.

AddUp will bring to the partnership its metal Additive Manufacturing systems, as well as its in-depth product and process skills and experience in metal AM. IPC will reportedly offer a range of knowledge from the plastics sector, as well as its skills in optimised thermal solutions and the design of metal additively manufactured moulds to enable plastic processors to improve their cycle times and productivity.

David Muller, who will serve as CEO of Addilys, stated, “Addilys is the trade response for plastics processingand tooling users. Combining 3D printing skills with the expertise of trade users (plastics processing, etc.) the company provides/offers an optimum response for technical solutions that brings benefits in the quickest and most efficient way, while offering ad-hoc support in order to improve operational productivity.”

Vincent Ferreiro, AddUp Director General, added, “As pioneers in the development of 3D printing solutions for manufacturing, and thanks to the experience gained from our shareholders, Fives and Michelin, we are convinced that creating this platform with IPC will enable manufacturing industry actors that use moulds to access an innovative services offering that is able to add enormous value.” 

September 23, 2019

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