In the new development of Industry 4.0 in Mexico, a joint venture between Herramental and AddUp launches an innovative 3D Additive Manufacturing technology in Metal, applied in industrial areas focused in metallic production. Discover this new manufacturing technology with success stories tested in the development and production of mold components for the Michelin Company.
Looking for new forms of manufacturing, process improvement, part optimization, design modification, weight reduction in products and time reduction in the development of new products, Additive Manufacturing has proved to be an interesting solution in diverse markets such as Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Modeling, Prototypes, Architecture, etc. This is how in 2016 the AddUp company was born, being a joint venture between the MICHELIN group and FIVES (50% owned by Michelin and 50% owned by Fives).
Currently, Michelin has more than 30 machines mass-producing parts for its injection molds of Cross Climate and Premier Technologies, thus managing to replace the traditional manufacturing system for a new one that allows the production of complex parts or geometries that were practically impossible to do with the traditional system.
Basics of 3D Additive Manufacturing
As a first step, it is very important to seek advice about the 3D Additive Manufacturing in Metal, in order to define the scope within your manufacturing processes and define in which part of your process and which parts can generate value for you with this technology.
Next step is looking for the best selection of materials to use and the right design with the fewest possible connections or supports (always with the manufacturer supervision). We recommend that you create the first part with the manufacturer in order to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of the printed part.
Once you define the technology that will provide the greatest added value to your process, you can consider the purchase of your first equipment, making sure to have all the technical requirements for the proper installation of this technology. Keep in mind that you will have to handle metallurgical dust, which requires special handling.
Created from the know-how of Fives and Michelin, AddUp proposes a range of automated machines and factories with a unique, mobile and flexible HSE protection using the 3D Additive Manufacturing in Metal. This product offering is accompanied by a wide catalogue of operational services and support.
AddUp Technology of Additive Manufacturing Machines in Metal (LBM)
The catalogue of FormUp™ machinery for direct metal fusion with laser offers reliability and productivity.
Reliable and Strong
AddUp machinery produces 24/7, with OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) reaching the highest standards of industrial companies.
Incomparable powder tolerance
All different sizes of powder available in the market can be used (From 10 to 15 μm), with specifications that are less restrictive from the rest, particularly for morphology and sphericity, in order to ensure that operating costs remain under control.
Control and domain of production process in additive manufacturing
Michelin's experience in industrial production and the use of the quality planning process "PMPM" (Powder, Machine, Part, Method), in which all the parameters are completely controlled, ensure that all the parts produced are of the highest quality and guarantee repeatability under the quality conditions required for all types of certification.
Precision and quality of produced parts
Incomparable surface quality, material integrity and internal stress levels.
Possibility of surface manufacturing with very low angles in relation to the horizontal
AddUp FormUp 350
FormUp™ 350, which uses the fusion technology of multiple direct metal lasers, is a manufacturing machine of industrial additives to produce individual parts, either for regular production or for prototypes.
- Reliable and Strong
- Precision and quality of produced parts
- Optimization in production conditions
- Open machine, software and numeric command
- Production traceability
- Modular and scalable
For its design, FormUp ™ machines are compatible with all kinds of material.
Recipes and adjustments are already available for the following materials:
- Stainless steels - 316L (1.4404)
- Maraging steels - 18Ni300 (1.2709)
- Nickel alloys - Inconel ™ 718 and 625
- Titanium alloys - Ti6A4V
- Aluminum alloys - AlSi10Mg
If your material is not on the list, please contact us in order to assess the calendar for machine adjustments and trials.
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