Ilko Bosman, Manager Finance & IT, Additive Industries
This presentation will introduce the brand new industrial additive manufacturing system MetalFAB1. This comprehensive system embodies the ambition to take 3D metal printing beyond the current lab and prototyping use, to actual fabrication use on the factory floor. The high reproducibility of MetalFAB1 takes its inspiration from the semiconductor industry. Stability is achieved by robust machine design in combination with a continuous calibration strategy. Because there is an integrated process flow for industrial additive manufacturing, multiple process steps are incorporated in one machine for the first time. In 2016 the first 5 MetalFAB1 Beta systems followed by the first series production systems have been installed at aeronautic, automotive and high tech industrial customers. Experiences and learnings based on actual use cases will be presented.