Alfa Romeo Racing strengthen Technology Partnership with Additive Industries
The announcement was made by Additive Industries at the opening of the Rapid.Tech – Fabcon Conference on industrial 3D Printing in Erfurt.
Sauber Engineering, a subsidiary of the Sauber group of companies like Sauber Motorsport who operates the Alfa Romeo Racing team, have ordered its 4th multi-module, 4-laser MetalFAB1 Productivity system. With this, Sauber Engineering not only become the largest customer of Additive Industries with high productivity metal 3D printing capacity in stainless steel, aluminium and titanium, it also underlines the ambition of Sauber Engineering to become #1 European supplier in industrial 3D metal printing.
Christoph Hansen, Head of Technical Development at Sauber Engineering AG, said: “Only two years ago we announced the technology partnership at Rapid.Tech and bought two MetalFAB1 systems that would be extended to two 6 module systems in three years. In the meantime we have accelerated the upgrade, installed a third system and now ordered a fourth one, all in two years’ time. In parallel we are expanding our in-house capabilities with post-process machining and HIPing.”
Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries, added: “Our installed base is growing fast, not only with new customers in our core markets like aerospace and the automotive industry but also through existing customers like Sauber Engineering, who are advancing to become one of the leading companies in industrial 3D printing in Europe, ramping up production. Although most users of metal additive manufacturing are still applying prototyping systems, we see an increasing number of companies concluding they need dedicated systems for series production. Our modular MetalFAB1 family is the only proven system on the market today designed for this use. We are grateful and proud to be technology partner to Sauber Engineering and Alfa Romeo Racing – the F1 team operated by Sauber Motorsport.”