Accelerating its presence in the UK and Ireland, metal additive manufacturing systems maker Additive Industries (Eindhoven, Netherlands) has entered into a partnership with Laser Lines (Banbury, England), which supplies 3D printers, additive manufacturing systems, 3D scanning equipment, and lasers and accessories. Both companies have teamed up to accelerate the maturing UK and Ireland market for industrial metal additive manufacturing systems.
Laser Lines offers an end-to-end service that includes training, installation, maintenance, and repair services. The company will support Additive Industries in developing the UK and Ireland industrial market in aerospace, automotive, medical, and general machine building markets.
(L-R) Mark Beard, General Manager UK at Additive Industries; Mark Tyrtania, sales director at Laser Lines; Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries; and Phil Craxford, sales manager at Laser Lines.
"Our customers are looking for industrial metal additive manufacturing solutions and as a trusted supplier of 3D printers both in plastics and metal, industrial lasers, and 3D scanning equipment, we are well positioned to introduce Additive Industries and their MetalFAB1 system. We are looking forward to working with Additive Industries and further strengthen our commercial strategy with regards to metal 3D production solutions," says Mark Tyrtania, sales director of Laser Lines.
"With the recently announced expansion to the UK with a dedicated Process & Application Development Centre, we already acknowledge that the UK and Ireland is an important market that provides great opportunities for industrial companies to enter into industrial metal additive manufacturing," adds Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.
The partnership announcement was made at the opening of TCT 2018 Exhibition & Conference on 3D Printing, taking place September 25–27 in Birmingham, England.