Metal 3D Printing - Powder Bed Fusion
Find the best compromise between productivity and parts quality with AddUp’s PBF technology.
Why choose AddUp machines?
FormUp 350 machines are available in a variety of configurations: single or double laser, roller or scraper spreading device, standard or heating platform, reactive or non-reactive powders…
Would you like to evaluate the value of PBF technology for your project? Compare the performance of the FormUp machine against its competitors? Feel free to contact us. We have a multi-supplier workshop equipped with 23 machines. It will allow you to evaluate the capabilities of our machines and compare them with those of our competitors.
What is PBF technology?
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology is a metal additive manufacturing process that allows the production of high-precision parts with very high mechanical properties.
In a laser PBF machine, parts are made in successive horizontal layers. For each layer, metal powder is spread on a production platform, and a laser melts the areas that need to be solidified.
FormUp 350 and FormUp 350 Evolution are safe, efficient and scalable. They integrate more than ten years of experience of AddUp and Michelin in PBF technology.
Our PBF solutions : the best compromise between quality and productivity
FormUp machine offers a build volume of 350x350x350 mm, up to 4 lasers with 3D optical scanners ensuring a homogeneous laser beam on 100% of the platform surface.
Equiped with its Autonomous Powder Module, the FormUp is compatible with the finest powders on the market. Combined with our roller coating technology, it’s possible to produce very fine geometries, with very low angles, exceptional surface qualities, and very high mechanical properties and density.
Thus, you can design manufactured parts with very low numbers of supports that significantly increse productivity.
AddUp’s solution differs from competitors by being totally opened in terms of parameters. You can develop specific manufacturing recipe fo your project, achieving the best compromise between quality and productivity.
The safety of your operators at the heart of our concerns
Our production systems are designed to ensure the safety of your operators. Numerous means of protection are embedded in the machine: hermetic enclosure, nitrogen or argon inerting system, protection against electrostatic discharge, etc.
At the same time, AddUp’s recommendations for the safe use of machines are among the most restrictive on the market. Use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), cleaning procedures, ventilation and air filtration in the workshops, monitoring the exposure of operators… Every aspect of the process is taken into account in our safety procedures.
By following our recommendations, you guarantee a maximum level of protection for your operators and for all technicians working on the machines.
AddUp Manager : a complete and powerful software suite
Take advantage of all the possibilities of the FormUp 350 machine with AddUp Manager preparation software:
- Simple to use, it gives you access to all machine parameters and allows you to easily create experiment plans to adjust your manufacturing recipes.
- Powerful, it has an ultra-fast trajectory generation engine, to generate your manufacturing files faster.
- Open, it accepts many types of files for your parts models: STL, 3MF, STEP, Catia, NX, Pro/E, Inventor, Solidworks, and many others…