11/2/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Additive Industries Engages Shane Collins for U.S. Expansion

Based in The Netherlands, Additive Industries is expanding operations and support for industrial metal 3D printing to North America. 


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Additive Industries is expanding its operations for industrial metal 3D printing equipment and software development, sales and service to North America. To support challenging applications such as those found in the aerospace and astronautics industries, the company is establishing its new North American Process & Application Development Center in Camarilo,  California. 

Additive manufacturing veteran Shane Collins will lead the Process & Application Development Center. Collins will build a team of talented metal 3D printing professionals and will be involved in expanding the installed base of the MetalFab1 industrial metal 3D printing system in industries like aerospace, automotive and medical devices. The Southern California facility will house MetalFab1 demonstration systems and support process and application development for North America.

Mr. Collins, who was director of additive manufacturing programs at CalRAM before joining the Additive Industries team, has a twenty-year track record in the production 3D printing industry. In August he received the Robert F. Painter Memorial Award from the Society for Standards Professionals for his contribution to additive manufacturing standards development spanning seven years of service.

“I’ve spent my career furthering the advancement of production applications in the 3D printing industry,” notes Mr. Collins. “Earlier this year I helped CalRAM reach the pinnacle of 3D printing process control with the achievement of Nadcap accreditation for metal powder-bed fusion,” he explains. “Now, I will apply these principles from the machine system standpoint to enable highly regulated industries to meet stringent requirements.”