Air Liquide and Dutch metal additive manufacturing company Additive Industries have entered into a professional partnership.

Announced earlier this week at the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM), FormNext, the companies hope the partnership will intensify their long-term relationship and push forward industrial AM.

Tier One industrial gas company Air Liquide will add its solutions for supply and storage of shielding gases used in Additive Industries MetalFAB1 systems during the AM process.

A dedicated infrastructure blueprint for the MetalFAB1 system will enable Additive Industries customers in demanding markets like aerospace, automotive, medical and high tech equipment to increase both the quality and safety of the 3D printing process as well as post processing.

“We are proud to team up with Additive Industries to provide the optimum solution at a customer site to create the perfect environment for their production processes,” said Diederick Luijten, Managing Director IM Benelux of Air Liquide.

Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries, added, “On our continuous quest to improve the performance of our systems while offering our users a fully integrated solution, we have identified the gas infrastructure for argon and nitrogen as an often overlooked but important piece of the puzzle.”

“Because of our partnership with Air Liquide, we now can offer a blueprint to our customers to guarantee a reliable gas storage and supply as well as a higher level of safety, our number one priority.”


Source: Additive Manufacturing