From AddLab to AddFab

Three years ago Additive Industries opened the doors of AddLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This week the AddLab program officially ends and turned into a AddFab.

In October 2013 Additive Industries opened the doors of AddLab at Strijp-S. Together with nine partners from the manufacturing industry, this joint pilot plant for 3D metal printing became a hot spot of additive manufacturing industry that can compete with the world. “The more than 20 engineers of the nine participating companies have extensive knowledge and experience in design for 3D printing, materials research, the 3D printing process itself and the finishing and testing of printed parts,” says co-founder and CEO Daan Kersten. “This provides an important basis for the application of these new digital production technology for the Dutch manufacturing industry.”

This week the AddLab program officially ends and turned into a AddFab: to move to industrial production. From laboratory to fabrication. All partners want to continue with this technology. KMWE, NTS-Group and Machinefabriek De Valk will run together the new AddFab. Frencken and MTA remain involved in the second line to 3D printing parts. They will now focus on industrial serial production and scale-up of the capacity.