CEAD, a pioneer in advanced additive manufacturing, recently inaugurated its latest state-of-the-art facility, symbolizing a significant milestone in the company’s evolution. The company started as a vision of two young entrepreneurs nine years ago, with their operations outgrowing several workspaces before the establishment of the new more than 3000 square meter facility. CEAD has faced numerous challenges and pivots in its pursuit to create machines that didn’t exist and has now carved a niche for itself in the business-to-business market of 3D printing, focusing more on the application of the machine rather than the machine itself.
The opening event was notable, attracting around 400 attendees, including His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau, ambassador of TechLeap, and other key stakeholders from different sectors – showcasing CEAD’s impactful presence in the large-scale additive manufacturing industry. The company’s journey with innovative products like CFAM Prime and Flexbot highlighted its resilience, adaptability, and continuous learning, leading to international recognition with installations at renowned institutions like TU Munich.
The collaboration with various knowledge institutes, research universities, and development partners has been crucial for CEAD – emphasizing the need for mutual knowledge-sharing and continuous research in technology advancement. The new facility dedicates a significant portion to research and development and displays CEAD’s extensive range of extruders – focusing on diverse solutions to anticipate clients’ needs. Today, with 65 employees and interns, over 120 machines installed worldwide, and noteworthy partnerships, CEAD continues to grow and push the boundaries of technology in additive manufacturing.