At the Additive World Conference 2017 Additive Industries has presented a new entry-level model of its MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system. The system is specifically developed for process & application development and prototyping.
The new entry level model of the 3D metal printing system combines a large symmetrical build chamber with a compact footprint. In combination with a competitive price, the system helps first time users to gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling for series production.
MetalFAB1 system family
As is typical for the MetalFAB1 system family, the entry model also has a modular architecture, that allows for upgrading to a full size MetalFAB1 system in a later stage. It is also good to know that the technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 [mm]) of the entry model are identical to the larger size systems for series production.
Mark Vaes, CTO of Additive Industries explains how the entry model of the MetalFAB1 system came into existence: “This machine is the result of a productive dialogue with our customers and prospective users and completes the range of MetalFAB1 systems for industrial metal additive manufacturing.”
Existing users of the MetalFAB1 system include Airbus and GKN. For companies like these the new system could be useful to develop the build strategies and process settings for new materials and applications before transferring these to their larger industrial MetalFAB1 systems for series production.
In this way disturbance of their production planning and regular operations can be prevented. “There is no other solution offering so much flexibility to expand in combination with future proof 3D printing capabilities,” concludes Daan Kersten, Co-founder & CEO of Additive Industries.