EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands — Additive Industries is expanding its operations for industrial 3D metal printing equipment and software development, sales and service to the United Kingdom and Ireland. After a implementation of its systems in Europe at companies like Airbus, Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team and GKN and setting up a similar foothold in the U.S., Additive Industries is now expanding into the U.K. In order to work closely on mature applications in aerospace, high performance motorsports, medical implants and high-tech equipment, Additive Industries will expand its Process & Application Development network with a center in the U.K.

The new center will be run by Mark Beard, who has over 14 years of experience in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry and was previously the technical director at 3TRPD, a provider of metal Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing.

“Over several decades, the U.K. has established itself as one of the global leaders in knowledge and successful application of additive manufacturing in series production and end use components,” explained Beard. “Strong academic research and established AM users in medical, aerospace, industrial and motorsport sectors have developed a mature, standardized and qualified supply chain for these markets. The MetalFAB1 is next logical step for these users as it is the first AM machine capable of true series production”.

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