Powder bed fusion
Powder Bed Fusion offers a multitude of benefits including reduced material wastage, improved buy-to-fly, efficient recycling and low volume production.
Powder Bed Fusion
Kingsbury, through their partnership with French manufacturer AddUp, can offer production-ready powder bed fusion machines to the UK, Ireland and the GCC.
Powder bed fusion allows companies to go from a prototype to a final part in days with total design flexibility.
AddUp supply reliable and cost-efficient production systems to produce complex, completely dense, metal parts.
What is powder bed fusion?
Powder bed fusion (PBF) is the process of building up layers of metal powder which are then fused together by a selective laser melting process.
PBF gives unparalleled freedom of design. It allows the manufacture of complex assembly’s and part consolidation, giving users the ability to produce multiple parts at the same time
Additive in manufacturing.
Metal additive manufacturing has revolutionised modern manufacturing processes in every industry – from aerospace right through to medical.
Additive manufacturing creates significant advantages for organisations, allowing them to quickly react to changing market demands. Parts can be produced quickly without the need for extra equipment or investment.
Whether you need on-demand spare parts production, customised products, lightweight designs, functional integration or completely new ideas – metal 3D printing can meet your needs.
What are the advantages of powder bed fusion?
- Faster production
- Easily accessible
- Tangible design and product testing
- Cost-effective part production
- Freedom to alter or change designs at no extra cost
- Reduced risk
- Total flexibility in production
AddUp – additive manufacturing solutions from Michelin & Fives
In 2016 Michelin joined forces with Fives, a manufacturer and designer of machinery and process equipment, to make use of its machines and expertise in the AM sphere. This joint venture was named AddUp and combined Fives’ experience in machine manufacturing and process development with the technical accomplishments Michelin achieved during the development of its own AM machine.
As of 2019, Michelin has metal printers situated all over the world that collectively produce over 1 million metal parts every year.