About AddUp

AddUp offers its customers complete industrial metal 3D printing solutions:

  • Machine design and production, integration into a full production line, from powder management to the finished part.
  • Customer assistance on metal part production, to support additive manufacturing investment projects or additional production needs,
  • A cross-functional service activity, including re-design of parts and additional services associated with the machine offering, to help industrial companies find the right technological and financial solutions.

The AddUp offer, already recognized for its industrial additive manufacturing technologies through its founders, Fives and Michelin, sets itself apart with an industrial approach tailored to each customer’s needs.

AddUp History

AddUp was created on April 1, 2016, following the creation of Fives Michelin Additive Solutions on September 4, 2015 by two industrial groups, Fives and Michelin. This joint venture aims to bring customers its unique experience and expertise in developing and marketing machines and industrial production lines using metal additive manufacturing technology, generally known as metal 3D printing, worldwide.

Fives and Michelin each hold a 50% stake in Fives Michelin Additive Solutions.

Fives contributes its skills, experience, and ability to innovate in mechanical engineering, automation and industrial process control to create fully digital machines and systems that meet the technological requirements of additive manufacturing, as well as the reliability and reproducibility requirements of fully managed industrial production.

Over recent years, Michelin has developed unique expertise in metal additive manufacturing, which it uses for the industrial production of mold parts that cannot be made using traditional techniques like machining and welding, with a production capacity of 650,000 parts per year.

  • 2 production plants with multiple machines and associated auxiliary equipment + post-processing,
  • 1 automated production unit with integrated post-processing and inspections.

Thanks to this technology, Michelin can develop and market truck and car tires with unrivaled performance.

This joint venture highlights Michelin’s expertise in innovative industrial processes.


AddUp acquires a majority stake in Poly‐Shape.

AddUp acquires BeAM.


Fives Michelin Additive Solutions changes its company name and becomes AddUp


On 4 September 2015, Fives and Michelin signed an agreement to create a joint venture, Fives Michelin Additive Solutions, with each holding a 50% stake.



Michelin uses additive manufacturing in industrial production of tire molds (CrossClimate range).

Fives adds Additive Technology to the 34th Plants of the future plan.


Michelin designs and sets up an automated ALM 3 production plant.

Fives starts investigating ALM metal additive technologies.


Fives designs and produces the first Laser machine using LMD (Laser Metal Deposition) technology for IREPA.


Michelin works on additive manufacturing (AM) technology.

About Michelin

As the tire industry leader, Michelin’s mission is to sustainably contribute to the mobility of people and goods. In this respect, the Group manufactures, markets, and distributes tires for all types of vehicles. Michelin also offers innovative digital services such as digital vehicle fleet management and tools to assist mobility. It publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps, and road atlases.

The Group, headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand (France), is present in 170 countries, employs 112,300 people worldwide, and has 68 production sites in 17 countries. The Group has a technology center responsible for research and development situated in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Press contact :
+33 (0)1 45 66 22 22 | Groupe-Michelin.Service-de-Presse@fr.michelin.com

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About Fives

Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups in various sectors such as aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy, in both developing and developed countries.

In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment.

In 2015, Fives achieved a turnover of 1.6 billion Euros and employed about 8,000 people in nearly thirty countries.

Press contact :
Claire MATHIEU +33 (0)1 45 23 76 21 | claire.mathieu@fivesgroup.com

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AddUp, a Start-Up state of mind!

The AddUp team is made up of men and women who have chosen to join a new industrial adventure focused on their shared passion: additive manufacturing.

Organized around experts from both Fives and Michelin, the team is in constant growth to build with their clients tomorrow’s world.

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