Additive Industries has introduced an entry-level model of its MetalFab1 industrial metal 3D printing system. Designed specifically for process and application development as well as prototyping, the system is intended to help first-time users gain experience with metal additive manufacturing before scaling up to series production.
Additive Industries' MetalFab systems use laser-based powder-bed fusion. The entry-level MetalFab1 offers a build volume measuring 420 × 420 × 400 mm (16.5" × 16.5" × 15.8") within a compact footprint. One to four full-field Yb fiber lasers providing 500 W are available, and 1-kW lasers will be offered in the future.
The system is equipped with automatic powder handling and extraction, a long-life filter and smart calibration. It is also fully upgradeable to a three-module (or more) MetalFab1 for series production.