Oerlikon AM plans opening event for its new US Innovation Hub
April 30, 2019
Oerlikon AM, the Additive Manufacturing business unit of Oerlikon, Pfäffikon, Switzerland, will hold a Grand Opening for its new Innovation Hub and Advanced Component Production facility in Huntersville, North Carolina, USA, on May 29, 2019. The facility is the result of a $55 million investment by Oerlikon, and was first announced in August 2017.
This is said to be Oerlikon’s first AM-focused facility in the USA, and will provide AM production services as well as conducting extensive research and development. The establishment of the facility was aided in part by a performance-based grant of up to $1 million from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance in support of local governments for the creation of jobs and to attract economic investment in the region.
The opening event is expected to be attended by a number of key business leaders, customers and academics, and will include a number of brief presentations, a range of networking opportunities, a tour of the new AM facility and lunch provided by Oerlikon AM. Presentations and/or addresses will be given by Dr Sven Hicken, Head of Oerlikon’s BU AM Manufacturing; Anthony Copeland, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; and Prof Dr Michael Suess, Chairman, Oerlikon.