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Air Liquide and Additive Industries deepen partnership for AM gas supply

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Additive Industries, the Dutch metal additive manufacturing company, has announced a professional partnership agreement with French industrial gas supplier Air Liquide. The companies, which made the announcement at Formnext this week, will intensify their existing long term collaboration to push forward industrial AM.

Through the formal partnership, Air Liquide will provide Additive Industries with its supply and storage solutions for shielding gasses for its MetalFAB1 system. Air Liquide adds that a dedicated infrastructure for the MetalFAB1 system will enable Additive Industries’ clients to increase the quality and safety of the metal AM process and post-process steps. The collaboration seeks to benefit users in “demanding markets” such as aerospace, automotive, medical and high-tech equipment.

Diederick Luijten, Managing Director IM Benelux of Air Liquide, commented on the extended partnership, saying: “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.”

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“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,” added Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries. “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.”

In other Formnext news, Additive Industries announced earlier this week that it has deployed its MetalFAB1 3D printing system to Volkswagen’s facility in Wolfsburg, Germany. There, the metal additive manufacturing technology is being leveraged by the automaker to explore the production of metal car parts and tooling.

“For Additive Industries, the partnership with Volkswagen, the world’s largest car maker, is a confirmation of our strategy to accelerate industrial additive manufacturing and focus on innovators in their markets,” said Kersten about the Volkswagen collaboration.

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault is a Montreal-based content writer and editor with five years of experience covering the additive manufacturing world. She has a particular interest in amplifying the voices of women working within the industry and is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM sector. Tess holds a master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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