AddUp Start will assist you in preparing all the upstream stages of the industrialization of your part by taking into account all the constraints of your industrial sector.
To support you in operating metal 3D printing industrially, AddUp offers a broad range of services from the expression of your needs to assistance in implementing a production run.
For certain industrial sectors, AddUp Start is organized in Hubs using the specific expertise of key partners to integrate 3D printing into different industrial sectors.
As each industry as its own its design specifics, it is a natural fit to have a Hub per industry.
AddUp has therefore chosen to pool together in each Hub:
We can either completely redesign the part working hand in hand with your technical team or advise your design team before working together in the redesign of the part.
The design of parts in 3D printing often makes it possible to integrate in one single part more functions than were initially designed. Our experts are used to thinking like this and will support you in this paradigm change, whilst taking into account your specificities and constraints.
The topological optimization of parts enables the design of lighter parts by only using the material where necessary and ensuring that it maintains its resistance to efforts and stress and is compliant with the initial specifications.
The operation can be carried out on the basis of mathematical models by applying them to traditional parts.
Our Hub experts with their in-depth knowledge of your industry will propose to you topological developments which are compatible with your business landscape.
The choice of materials to be adapted to the required functions is a process which naturally takes into account your constraints but also those of additive manufacturing. It is sometimes pertinent to question the historical choice of materials, as they may have previously been selected for industrialization requirements on conventional processes (foundry work, machining, forging, etc.).
AddUp does not produce powder, and as our machines are open architecture and compatible with all the powders found on the market, our experts will help you in full transparency and neutrality to choose the best powder adapted to your needs.
The required finishing, precision and roughness will be decisive in the choice of the size and the grade of the powder.
Recipes and machine adjustments are already available in the following materials:
Is your material not on the list?
Please contact us to assess the development deadline and the machine adjustments and tests.
Your industry has specific needs and you wish:
Contact us so that we can assess together all these developments possibilities.
Our experts will support you by:
Depending on the targeted characteristics, post-processing of the parts after printing may be necessary.
It is important, in accordance with your industrial goal, to choose an additive technology which is best adapted to your project.
Via more than 10 years of experience in the use of additive manufacturing by Michelin, AddUp’s specialized Hubs will advise you on which printing technology is best adapted to your constraints and your needs.
AddUp and its specialized Hubs, along with the know-how it has gained from Michelin’s unique experience in the industrialization of additive manufacturing, will assist you in choosing the production method which is best adapted to your project: the choice between a single machine or a partially or entirely automated production line, will depend on your application (material, form and size of the part), on the targeted line speed, the required accuracy and characteristics.
The product-process combination is key when qualifying your part and certifying the production methods. The Hub experts corresponding to your industrial sector have in-depth knowledge of the constraints and rules linked to your industry: they will know how to support you during every step of certification.
The Hub experts will study the economic profitability of your parts, in full knowledge that when assessing the production cost of a part, a lot of elements need to be taken into account:
In the framework of a certification of a part, AddUp will advise you on how to manage and control the additive manufacturing process.
POC (Proof Of Concept) or “Demonstrator” is one of AddUp Start’s key deliverables in demonstrating the potential of additive manufacturing and its feasibility.
POC can also be used to validate adjustment parameters and the selected technical-economic choice.
The printing of the POC is also a key stage in obtaining the product-process certification which is an indispensable element in the success of your industrialization.
The Hub experts who have in-depth knowledge of your industry will manage all the key parameters for a high-quality production: