Airbus APWorks purchases first MetalFAB1 system

December 22, 2015

Airbus APWorks, a 100 % subsidiary of the Airbus Group, has placed an order with Additive Industries for its first industrial 3D metal printing system, MetalFAB1. Airbus APWorks is the first confirmed Beta customer for Additive Industries and brings a broad range of experience with metal Additive Manufacturing.

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“We are proud to team up with Airbus as our first customer to further develop the process, new materials and applications as well as verifying the performance of the MetalFAB1 system. Their commitment emphasises the potential of our new metal Additive Manufacturing system for industrial series production of functional parts,” stated Daan Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Additive Industries.

“With the integrated MetalFAB1 solution, we believe to be able to simultaneously improve the product consistency and lower the cost price for metal Additive Manufacturing,” added Joachim Zettler, Managing Director of Airbus APWorks.

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