Metal 3D Printing - About Us
About the AddUp Group
The legacy of Fives and Michelin
AddUp was born in 2016 from the desire of two major French industrial groups, Michelin and Fives, to create an important player in the field of metal additive manufacturing solutions.
The joint venture relies on Michelin’s expertise, which has developed the Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LB-PBF) technology and operates it for large-scale industrial production.
AddUp also benefits from the know-how of the Fives Group in the design, manufacture and distribution of machine tools and automated production lines for companies of all sectors. With this industrial heritage, our experts are able to assist you throughout your project, regardless of your field of activity.
An industrial strategy for 3D metal printing
The AddUp Group offers a catalogue of multi-technology production systems, which includes the FormUp® range (robust and open PBF additive manufacturing machines, available with multiple spreading devices) as well as the Magic and Modulo lines (industrial DED additive manufacturing machines) since the acquisition of BeAM in 2018.
The combination of these complementary technologies allows, on one hand, to offer for each customer the technology most suited for their application, and on the other hand, to meet technical challenges such as the manufacture of parts combining several technologies.
Since the acquisition of Poly-Shape, one of the largest design and production office in France, the group has a multi-technological, multi-supplier and multi-material production platform, which allows customers to have parts manufactured on demand, for small and medium series, and to order studies to choose the best technology for their application.
The history of AddUp group
AddUp is built around three values shared by all the group’s employees: to make each project a beneficial experience for our customers, to be a trusted industrial partner, and to cultivate a passion for progress and innovation.