The WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH and AddUp announce that they will introduce new manufacturing processes for metal 3d printing technologies, for toolmaking starting in 2022. For this purpose, a FormUp® 350 New Generation, a highly productive powder bed system from AddUp, will be installed at the WBA Demonstration Tool Shop early next year.
From left to right: Julien Marcilly (Deputy CEO AddUp), Frank Moreau (CEO AddUp), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Boos, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum. Photo credit: AddUp
In the future, interested parties and customers of both cooperation partners will be able to gain initial experience with this system during workshops, training sessions, and demonstrations. In addition, there is the possibility of building on this PBF (powder bed fusion-Laser)machine first prototypes, demonstrators, and small series. The FormUp® 350 with 4 laser sources will be specialized in hard tool steel and applications in mold making and medical tools. The WBA will provide its process chain for the mechanical post-processing and thus finish the parts ready for use.
“The future of tool making is not bound to the traditional manufacturing technologies. Additive Manufacturing sees growing demand from tool makers. Especially, in Germany tool makers are looking for solutions to drive innovation and digitalization in their tool shops. At WBA, we strive to represent all capabilities of German tool making in our Demonstration Tool Shop. AddUp shares our passion for innovation and we look forward to creating new solutions for a sustainable toolmaking industry” said Prof. Dr.Ing Wolfgang Boos, Managing Partner of WBA.
“We are proud of this partnership with WBA. It is a great opportunity for AddUp to introduce its FormUp 350 machine and its know-how in the birthplace of Additive Manufacturing. Thanks to this partnership, companies in the tooling industry will take advantage of this disruptive technology” added Julien Marcilly, Deputy CEO. The partnership between AddUp and WBA in the area of Additive Manufacturing solutions for the Tooling Industry