During the Additive Industries partnership event at the Formula 1 race in Austin, Texas, 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing, one of the leading metal additive manufacturing companies from North America, confirmed the first order of a MetalFAB1 system to produce large and high-quality parts at the highest productivity.
The experienced engineering team of 3rd Dimension, leveraging a deeply rooted racing background, recognized the advantages of the MetalFAB1 in terms of precision and high level of automation to reduce the lead-time. Simultaneously the Additive Industries technology allows 3rd Dimension to build big parts in the largest symmetrical build volume commercially available in the market today.
“Our client base demands large quantities of high-quality products. As we have moved into full-scale production, we have realized the need for drastically faster additive equipment and the Additive Industries four laser system provides the solution our customers need. I have looked at many additive solutions to add to our existing equipment and have not only been impressed with the technical prowess of Additive Industries, but also their innovative and modular solution,” said Bob Markley, President and CEO of 3rdDimension Industrial 3D Printing Co.
Mr. Markely went on to explain how the MetalFab system will enable his company to add capacity as needed as well as ensure that all of the machines are of the same specification. This feature – explained – is unique in the industry and positions the company well for continued growth. “This event at the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix really speaks to our background – Mr. Markely went on to say. Much of our team comes from the racing industry with wins at the Indy 500, 24h of LeMans, and multiple championships. The approach developed in racing to reach an optimum solution in minimal time has been a key to our success and we are excited to add the Additive Industries MetalFAB1 to our fleet of equipment as their partnership with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team has truly accelerated the development of their solution-”
“3rd Dimension understands how to do a series production with additive manufacturing and integrates subtractive processes to create the highest quality parts for automotive, aerospace and consumer applications. This combination is essential to drive this technology forward. Moreover, 3rd Dimension, like Additive Industries, is collaborating closely with its customers to continuously improve the products. That makes a great fit between both our companies”, added Shane Collins, General Manager of Additive Industries North America.