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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.

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Our values

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.

Our priority

Deliver a beneficial experience for our customers

Deliver a beneficial experience for our customers

We are committed to the success of our customers’ additive manufacturing projects. Our organization is structured to provide solutions at all stages of their projects so that the transition to additive manufacturing is a profitable experience for all stakeholders in the companies we assist.

Our engagement

Being a trusted industrial partner

Being a trusted industrial partner

Our company is made up of experts who work to develop reliable products and value-added services for our industrial customers. Applying our technologies to our in-house AM operations enables us to continuously improve our machines and procedures, with two ambitions: to achieve the same level of operational excellence as our customer, and to become a reference point in terms of HSE policy. We want to build partnership relationships with our customers based on trust and transparency.

Our passions

Progress and innovation

Progress and innovation

Our teams are passionate about additive manufacturing and are convinced of the value this technology can bring to the industrial world today and in the future. They work enthusiastically to develop innovative products and services that meet the challenges of our customers. Through continuous investments in Research and Development, they develop solutions that will enable our customers to be increasingly competitive in their markets.

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