WAAM3D, founded by a research team from Cranfield University, has sold a RoboWAAM Advanced machine to Aichi Sangyo, Japan. This marks the sixteenth deposition machine sold by WAAM3D since 2020.
“We have been developing this relationship with Aichi Sangyo for many years now,” stated Dr Filomeno Martina, CEO and co-founder of WAAM3D. “As we look towards Japan as a country with great potential across industries of key interest to WAAM3D, we take our partnership one step further, extending our global reach, and creating capacity locally.”
For ninety-five years, Aichi Sangyo has been providing solutions to the manufacturing industries in Japan. Its services include the import and distribution of overseas advanced equipment for metal processing markets such as welding, machining and Additive Manufacturing. In many cases, Aichi Sangyo offers equipment as a total solution, starting from design and manufacturing of various automation systems that may use robot systems, assembly, delivery, installation up to acceptance.
Hirotaka Inoue, president of Aichi Sangyo, added, “We are committed to continuing technology and process development too. Recently, counter measures against labour shortages, improvement in production efficiency, and reduction of environmental footprint are becoming important issues in the Japanese market. This is why we started communicating with Cranfield University and WAAM3D, and have been deepening our alliance over the years. I believe it is now the right time to introduce RoboWAAM to Japan. Together, we intend to contribute to the brighter future of the industries with this technology.”
WAAM3D already has a presence in South-East Asia (SEA) via Addept3D, a joint-venture company established between WAAM3D and Accuron Technologies Limited. Addept3D is promoting the WAAM process via marketing, business development, consultancy, partner development and technical services in SEA, as well as providing WAAM solutions. Addept3D is capable of end-use parts production services and collaborating with research institutes and customers for research and development projects.
WAAM3D is exhibiting at Formnext in Hall 11.0, B81.