BUFFALO, NY, USA – November 2, 2021 – AddUp Group, a metal 3D printing machine manufacturer and producer of parts by metal additive manufacturing, has partnered with PostProcess to advance the metal 3D printing sector and bring streamlined processes to additive users. Founded in 2016 as the result of a partnership between two established companies, Michelin and Fives, AddUp offers a catalogue of multi-technology production systems and on-demand part manufacturing. The alliance with PostProcess brings advanced post-print technology both in-house and to their users with software-driven, scalable surface finishing.
PostProcess and AddUp share the vision that AM will not scale sustainably unless the entire process flow from design to finished part is digitized and automated. This requires industry collaboration among the ecosystem players. With this partnership AddUp and PostProcess lay the foundation for scaling affordably and safely the manufacturing of AM parts by not only reducing the cost of post-printing, but also improving safety and traceability through digitization and automation. Joint work has started with an initial focus on parts printed by AddUp for the Aerospace, Fashion, Energy, Automotive, and Medical industries, and post printed with the PostProcess® DECI Duo™ automated metal surface finishing solution. To drive efficiencies in their own manufacturing endeavors and support best their customers locally, AddUp will also implement the DECI Duo solution in two of its facilities in France and USA.
Speaking to the collaboration, Medhi Offroy, Post-processing Methods Engineer at AddUp Group, said, “We found in PostProcess Technologies the perfect match for a partnership. Digital integration in the post-processing of additive manufacturing is the point we were looking for to improve the value chain. The DECI Duo solution is really interesting to reduce surface roughness on delicate metal 3D printed parts. Now we can reach inaccessible surfaces in a quick execution time.”
The AddUp 3D printer, the FormUp®350 New Generation, is able to produce metal parts not only with medium particule size powder but also with fine powder, which improves the final result of surface roughness reduction.
“We found different applications in every field we work with to apply the combination of the FormUp 350 and the DECI Duo to meet the most challenging requirements of our customers”, commented Frank Moreau, AddUp CEO.
“When considering the potential of additive manufacturing’s impact, the need to connect the ecosystem and enable processes through digitalization is paramount. This relationship does both of those things,” said Bruno Bourguet, Managing Director, PostProcess Technologies International. “We are delighted to partner with an esteemed name in the global metal 3D printing space and look forward to jointly help customers globally.”
Both companies will have their 3D printing solutions on display at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, November 16-19. Visit PostProcess at stand 12.1-F81 and AddUp at stand 11.0-B21.
Since its creation in 2016, as a result of a collaboration agreement signed by Fives and Michelin in September 2015, AddUp has developed a unique expertise in additive metal manufacturing. The company has invested in the design of 3D metal printing machines in the two most dominant complementary technologies on the market. AddUp is an expert in Powder Bed Fusion (PBF), ideal for the manufacture of parts with very complex designs and improved performance especially with the use of fine powder, and in DED (Directed Energy Deposition) which is very relevant for the repair of parts and add-on function. AddUp operates a fleet of nearly 40 machines at its Cébazat, Strasbourg and Salon de Provence sites in France. This allows AddUp to accelerate the control of the process from an industrial point of view and thus improve the design and performance of its machines. Finally, AddUp is organised to accompany customers throughout their journey, whether in the discovery, proof of concept, part production or technology integration phases in their workshops. Learn more at addupsolutions.com.
PostProcess is the leader in automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for 3D printed parts. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, USA, with international operations in Mougins, France, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-printing – through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies. The company’s solutions automate industrial 3D printing’s most common post-printing processes with a software-based approach, including support, resin, and powder removal, as well as surface finishing, resulting in “customer-ready” 3D printed parts. Additionally, as an innovator of software-based 3D post-printing, PostProcess solutions will enable the full digitization of AM through the post-print step for the Industry 4.0 factory floor. The PostProcess portfolio has been proven across all major industrial 3D printing technologies and is in use daily in every imaginable manufacturing sector.
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