French 3D printing specialist AddUp opens the doors to a new Tooling Competence Center in Aachen, Germany. The Tooling Competence Centre is located in the WBA Tooling Academy in Aachen.
In addition, a new office in Aachen serves as AddUp’s German subsidiary (AddUp GmbH) and houses a local team of AM engineers.
This is the group’s second AM facility outside of France. To celebrate AddUp’s expansion into Germany, a grand opening ceremony for the Tooling Competence Centre will be held on May 10, 2023.
AddUp specializes in two types of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies: Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED). AM is a key technology in digital manufacturing and offers many benefits and opportunities for the tooling industry.
The WBA is a technical reference center for the tooling industry. The WBA promotes all innovative technologies for mold and tool making and provides consulting, training and research activities.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of our Tooling Competence Centre at the WBA in Aachen. Germany has a rich history in the tooling sector and AddUp is ready to support metal additive manufacturing adoption within this industry by showcasing our know-how in AM technology, productivity, quality and safety using the FormUp 350,” says Julien Marcilly, Deputy CEO of AddUp. “We are looking forward to providing our customers in the tooling industry complete support for their metal 3D printing projects through this Tooling Competence Centre.”
The Tooling Competence Center is a resource for tooling manufacturers to validate their applications and collaborate with an expert in PBF technology. The facility is equipped with a FormUp 350 PBF machine.
The grand opening of the AddUp Tooling Competence Center on May 10, 2023, beginning at 12 p.m., will be celebrated with tours, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technical presentations, and food and beverages on site. The event is free and open to the public and businesses in the community.
Find out more about AddUp at addupsolutions.com.
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