Kingsbury unveils new 3D metal printed parts venture.
Additure provides a no-nonsense approach to additive manufacturing for the British manufacturing industry and beyond.
Kingsbury is delighted to unveil its new 3D metal printed parts venture, Additure.
Having long been investors and distributors of additive manufacturing machinery, we decided to establish a business that puts this exciting technology at the very forefront of the market.
But we wanted to do it with a difference.
Additure’s goal is simple: to deliver a no-nonsense approach to additive manufacturing, making it easier than ever to understand. We know the interest is very much there, but caution has until this point prevailed.
“Everybody is very keen to understand what this technology can do, but there’s not been enough interest to warrant a substantial capital investment in machines,” said Richard Kingsbury, Managing Director.
Many who are already enthusiastic about the power of 3D metal printing have yet to decide to invest, and this largely stems from a lack of helpful information and available education.
With this in mind, Additure commits to showing and simplifying the processes, technology and mechanics so more people see precisely what additive manufacturing is: a tool.
What is 3D metal printing?
Simply put – 3D metal printing is a manufacturing process that uses additive technologies. You can still expect the same versatile, high-strength metal parts, but now, instead of a subtractive process, components are built by depositing metal in layers.
The two leading technologies Additure will adopt for this are Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (or WAAM) and Laser Powder Bed Fusion (or LPBF).
WAAM uses welding wire to create printed layers. This technology is highly reliable and can be used in various applications. If you’re producing parts with difficult-to-machine materials, WAAM can unlock considerable time and cost savings.
Meanwhile, LPBF provides unparalleled freedom to design and construct geometrically complex structures. Using lasers to melt successive layers of powder into dense metal parts, it’s an exceptional tool if you’re looking to enhance the performance and lifespan of your components.
Why choose Additure?
Everything Additure does comes with added assurance.
Our no-nonsense approach cuts through the noise to create clarity and confidence in additive manufacturing.
We envision a world where this exceptional technology is easily understood and regularly adopted.
“Additure intends to grow the market by breaking additive manufacturing down into the simple questions: why, how, and when. Customers and partners can be assured that we will be open and transparent to help develop their knowledge base and better establish this tool,” said Ian Brooks, Technical Director at Additure.
We take great pride in our roles as experts and engineers – not salespeople. For industries to choose additive manufacturing, the processes must be accessible and digestible. That’s why we don’t just fill orders; we fill gaps in knowledge.
Learn how Additure can help your business today by visiting our website and connecting with our expert team on LinkedIn.