AddUp Expands Metal Additive Manufacturing Business to United States and Canada

The metal AM industrial solutions provider is bringing manufacturing and regional Customer Technology Centers to North America.

AddUp has announced that it is expanding its operations to the United States and Canada and will open its first, fully operational North American Customer Technology Center in the first quarter of 2018.  AddUp will continue to open Customer Technology Centers in the United States and Canada at locations targeted to support customers adopting metal AM for series production.  

AddUp’s Customer Technology Centers will be staffed with experts in metal AM part design advice, industrial process strategy, and sales and service support.  At each Customer Center engineers will utilize fully equipped, on-site production equipment to demonstrate AddUp’s metal AM industrial solutions.  

The demonstration areas will feature AddUp  machines and systems to make single prototypes or pre-series production runs using various metal powder types. As is the case at AddUp’s European Technology Center, each machine system is in a secure room, designed specifically to manage health and safety of the powder processes, and protect customer confidentiality and IP during qualification and testing. AddUp will release the location of the first Customer Technology Center in the third quarter of this year.

“We believe the best way to support the market in North America is to manufacture our machines and systems in North America.” explains Matt Shockey, AddUp’s USA operations director, “The expansion plan extends much further than launching AddUp’s products and the Customer Technology Centers in North America.  Alongside establishing the regional Centers, we will manufacture and assemble AddUp machines and systems in the USA by Q1-2019.”

Alexandre Lahaye, AddUp global sales and marketing director says, “We look forward to introducing our robust machines and industrial process solutions to North America. As we expand our operations to the U.S. and Canada, we will continue to support North America from our headquarters and European Technology Center in Clermont-Ferrand, France. We are accepting orders from customers in the U.S. and Canada for a delivery date of early 2018.”

AddUp was created in April 2016 by Fives and Michelin.

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