The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) teams up with AddUp to advance aerospace capabilities, acquiring the Magic 800 Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machine. 

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is expanding its capabilities in the aerospace and additive manufacturing arena with the purchase of AddUp’s Magic 800 Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machine.

This new machine, released by AddUp in early 2023, is the largest 5-axis CNC, blown powder DED machine in their fleet. With its 2-kW laser, two exchangeable heads, and an impressive build volume of 1800 mm x 1000 mm x 1000 mm, the Magic 800 can meet the most demanding applications. It is also based on an enclosure inerted design which allows working with reactive powders.

AddUp’s Magic 800 Directed Energy Deposition machine

AddUp understands that ISRO is focused on development of components for space applications and enhancing R&D capabilities to better position India as a recognized player in the global space sector. With the addition of this DED machine, they will have the ability to develop critical parts for space exploration.

“Access to Space is a key part of our collaborative roadmap with ISRO and AddUp will provide our full support so that ISRO can realize all benefits of our Directed Energy Deposition technology to develop and industrialize innovative space applications.” said Julien Marcilly, CEO at AddUp.

AddUp was thrilled to welcome the ISRO team to its factory of Saint-Laurent les Tours in France for the commissioning of the machine before shipment to India in late August-2023. This visit occurred concurrently with the State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France which marked the 25th anniversary of the India-France Strategic Partnership.

AddUp and ISRO representatives sign off on the delivery of the Magic 800 DED Machine
AddUp and ISRO teams with the new Magic 800 DED Machine