AddUp, a Fives and Michelin joint venture,
is the French leader in metal additive manufacturing
Specializing in additive metal manufacturing, the AddUp teams support their clients by taking into account the specificities of each industrial sector. AddUp’s services include:
- Designing and manufacturing 3D printers, automated workshops;
- Modular and mobile workshop solutions, taking into account all HSE issues;
- Training and consultancy services to help clients to industrialize their products, from redesigning parts to printing proofs of concept (POC) and short runs;
- Applications: manufacturing precision parts, repairing parts, adding functionalities, etc.
A STRUCTURING INDUSTRY
In the last two years, the metal segment of the 3D printing market has really taken off. In its 2019 report on the market for additive manufacturing using metal powder, Smartech Analysis put market revenues (machines, equipment, services) at $3.3bn in 2018, and forecast that this figure would swell to $11bn in 2024.
In its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions report, the Deloitte audit and consulting group said the market for additive manufacturing using metal materials could outgrow its plastic counterpart by 2020 or 2021.
In 2018, SmartTech Markets Publishing estimated that the number of machines used for 3D metal printing had increased by 80% between 2016 and 2017, and that the revenues generated by this market stood at $1.15bn in 2017 compared with $950m in 2016, up by 20%.
Aerospace is the number one sector using 3D printing, and is maintaining its upwards growth curve. According to the predictions of US research firm Gartner, by 2021, 75% of new commercial and military aircraft will feature 3D printed components. As a long-standing user of additive manufacturing, the aerospace industry already accounted for 18.2% of the market in 2016.