Additive Industries Expands into UK, Ireland

The company will open a center in the U.K. to provide sales and service for its metal additive manufacturing equipment and software.

Additive Industries is expanding its operations for industrial metal 3D printing equipment, software development, sales and service to the United Kingdom and Ireland. In order to work on applications in aerospace, motorsports, medical implants and high-tech equipment, the company will expand its Process and Application Development network with a center in the UK.

The center will be run by Dr. Mark Beard, who has more than 14 years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry and was previously the technical director at 3TRPD, a provider of metal AM in the U.K. “Over several decades, the U.K. has established itself as one of the global leaders in knowledge and successful application of additive manufacturing in series production and end-use components,” Dr. Beard says. “Strong academic research and established AM users in medical, aerospace, industrial and motorsport sectors have developed a mature, standardized and qualified supply chain for these markets.” 

The U.K. facility will house MetalFab1 demonstration systems and support process and application development for the U.K. and Ireland. A team of 3D printing professionals will be hired to support the manufacturing process chain and enable companies to realize series production for AM components.

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