Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 and Additive Industries extend Additive Manufacturing technology partnership
October 19, 2018
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has announced that it is extending a three-year Technology Partnership with Additive Industries to five years. Recently, the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team took delivery of its third MetalFAB1 system within one year, and expanded its second system with an additional build chamber (or Additive Manufacturing Core) to expand its productivity.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG, stated, “We are pleased to be extending our current partnership with Additive Industries, and to introduce a third MetalFAB1 3D printing system to our facilities.”
“Not only do we aim to develop our production of parts for Formula One further, but we are also expanding our competences and activity in our third-party businesses,” he continued. “Building on the successful collaboration we have had so far, we look forward to working with Additive Industries and making further progress in our shared projects.”
Christoph Hansen, Head of Technical Development at Sauber Engineering AG, added, “After an in-depth evaluation of all systems we found Additive Industries’ MetalFAB1 to be the only true industrial system available on the market. Their level of integration and automation allowed us to implement the technology very fast and with only a small team of experts.”
“Moreover, the MetalFAB1 system is easy to use and has high consistency across the build chambers and between systems, this allows us to schedule the workload flexibly over the 3 systems,” he concluded.
Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries, added, “For Additive Industries, this partnership extension with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team confirms the acceleration in industrial AM that we are aiming for.”
“Repeat sales in such a short time are the best compliment for our team, both for the system design and 3D metal printing process but also for our customer support team which works closely with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team to reach the highest productivity in the market today. We are both proud and grateful for such a partnership,” he concluded.