Air Liquide opens advanced fabrication center in U.S.

The center will enable new research with academic institutions to develop and optimize new manufacturing technologies.

Air Liquide (Paris, France) and its American subsidiary Airgas (Radnor, PA) have opened an Advanced Fabrication Center at the Delaware Innovation Campus in Newark, DE. The objective of the center is to accelerate the process of innovation to improve and develop more-efficient fabrication technologies and help customers meet future challenges.

Located on the Delaware Innovation Campus, the Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) is devoted to the joint development of technological solutions in the area of fabrication processes. The center brings together experts from Air Liquide who specialize in plasma and electric arc welding and cutting, in laser and additive manufacturing, and in robotic and cobotic welding, and is equipped with new equipment and technology provided by partners for the purpose of carrying out tests.

The center offers a space designed for collaboration with equipment manufacturers to better meet the needs of end-users. It will enable new research with academic institutions for the purpose of using innovation to develop and optimize new manufacturing technologies.

The Delaware Innovation Campus has already developed numerous partnerships with U.S. universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Princeton, Georgia Tech, and the University of Delaware. With the creation of AFC, Air Liquide combines the Group's capacity for innovation and the considerable expertise that Airgas has in the fabrication market for the benefit of end customers.

For more information, please visit www.airliquide.com.

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