Eindhoven gets two big factory with 3d printers




The start-up Additive Industries opens a factory in Eindhoven next month in their own words the first 3D printing factory in the Netherlands. Using two large 3d printers other companies will start printing machine.

Additive Industries will be 3D printing factory on 24 October open in a former building of Philips. Two 3d printers can print metal objects placed inside the building. These devices would be particularly suitable for the printing of, for example, protective layers of machine parts, for example, though it is also possible to print implants. This production, according to the start-up are a good alternative for milling and casting of metal objects, especially on a small scale.

3d-printen One of the printers would also coped with ceramics, but Daan Kersten Additive Industries late Tweakers know that there has not yet been tested. With this material Who the supplier of printers, Kersten will not say, but the initiator does, however, that the printing of a 3D object the size of a shoebox is possible. Presumably make the devices using direct metal laser sintering technology.

The start-up, who wants to specialize in additive manufacturing, within the Eindhoven region is made ​​possible by investments in eight companies. A total of 1.8 million invested in the 3d-printing factory Additive Industries. The investors want to get the hang sending. Instead of orders to Germany or Belgium 3d-printing itself Among other suppliers of chip equipment manufacturer ASML, the 3D printer with its own staff will use to print, metal machine while Philips Healthcare objects will print.


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