Additive Industries, developer and manufacturer of 3D metal printers for industrial manufacturing, announces the development of its new flagship model MetalFAB-600. The company expects to present the new model towards the end of 2021.
The MetalFAB-600 will offer a build size of 600 x 600 mm and 1000 mm Z-height, which is 5X larger in volume than Additive Industries’ current MetalFAB1, which already offers 420 x 420 x 400. The MetalFAB-600 will have a deposition rate up to 1000 cc/hour, using 10 x 1 kW lasers. It is developed on a platform that allows even further expansion of the build volume and productivity in the future.
The MetalFAB-600 will build upon the knowledge and experience gained with the MetalFAB1 in robustness and automating key production processes. The automation will focus on powder handling, alignments, and calibrations to ensure high output. The MetalFAB-600 is designed to achieve the lowest cost per part, targeting traditional casting and machining industry.
In view of the importance of this project, and other projects on the development roadmap of Additive Industries, acting CEO Mark Vaes will reassume his role as CTO and manage the development team of the MetalFAB-600. Vaes combined both roles over the past few months. Jonas Wintermans, co-founder of the company, will step in as acting CEO.
Jonas Wintermans: “Right now it is crucial for Additive Industries to develop and innovate. The new MetalFAB-600 project is very relevant for our customers and therefore important for Additive Industries. A larger build volume opens doors to more applications and more productivity. Larger build jobs also mean a need for higher laser power and maximum robustness, because users want their parts to reach the finish line when printing multiple day jobs.
The existing MetalFAB1 (420 x 420), which will be developed even further in terms of simplification and laser power, suits in building long and heavy jobs up to 150 kg parts. Its new sibling, the MetalFAB-600 should build on that knowledge.