Additive Industries introduced a new entry-level model of its MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system. The system is developed specifically for process, application development, and prototyping. Its compact footprint and competitive price point help first time users gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling for series production.
The modular architecture allows for upgrading to a full size MetalFAB1 system later. The technology and build volume (420 x 420 x 400 mm) are identical to the larger size systems for series production.
Existing users like Airbus and GKN might use the new system 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. This prevents disturbance of their production planning and regular operations.