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The AddUp Solution Center to officially open in Cincinnati, Ohio

The AM facility is the groups first subsidiary outside of France and is equipped with dedicated AM workspaces, a metallurgical lab, an applications training facility, and a post-process machining department

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AddUp is officially opening its North American AddUp Solution Center. AddUp started as a joint venture between Michelin and Fives in 2016, and is headquartered in Cebazat, France. The company’s Cincinnati facility, located at 5101 Creek Road in Blue Ash, Ohio is the group’s first subsidiary outside of France. The grand opening of AddUp Inc. will be celebrated at an open house event on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

AddUp specializes in Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition technology. The company’s machine portfolio includes the FormUp range of robust and open-architecture PBF machines, as well as the BeAM Modulo and Magic lines of industrial DED machines. The combination of these processes gives AddUp customers access to technology that is best suited to their specific application, while also offering the opportunity to meet technical challenges – such as manufacturing parts using a combination of these complementary technologies. AddUp’s FormUp 350 PBF machine is modular and scalable – providing high-quality, fine-featured parts, and industry-leading productivity. The DED machines are designed for industrial production and are equipped with in-house developed nozzles that optimize precision and productivity. AddUp also provides a complete monitoring solution – providing quality assurances after every build.

The AddUp Solution Center to officially open in Cincinnati, Ohio. The AM facility is the groups first subsidiary outside of France.

“I am really excited about AddUp’s potential in the marketplace,” said Rush LaSelle, CEO of AddUp Inc. “Additive is an important industry as it is the first truly digital manufacturing technology, and it is also an efficient and eco-friendly process. It also solves many of the supply chain problems we see today by re-shoring and distributing manufacturing closest to consumption. AddUp has more than 210 years of history in  industrial manufacturing and production from our corporate parents, Michelin and Fives, uniquely positioning the company to deliver high quality, high reliability, and high productivity to our industrial customers”

The 20,000 square-foot AddUp Solution Center in Blue Ash is equipped with dedicated AM workspaces, including six PBF machines, two DED machines, a metallurgical lab, an applications training facility, and a post-process machining department. In addition to the space being used as a demonstration facility for both PBF and DED technologies, it will also be used as a facility to provide metal AM printing services, POC production, AM consulting services, and training for US customers in the aerospace, defense, medical and tooling industries. The facility is certified to ISO 9001, and AS 9100, and is ITAR and CMMC compliant.

“The AddUp Solution Center aids customers in their AM journey by bringing in the right tools and certifications to de-risk their engagement. This facility allows us to walk customers through the entire process from design of the part and feasibility testing, to qualification and delivery,” said Austin Kron, Director of Operations and Services at AddUp Inc. “This facility is the gold standard for a shop utilizing PBF and DED technologies. The quality systems we employ are derived from the foundation of the  company and is what ensures that every solution we provide adheres to the industry standards for each specific customer.”

Cincinnati was chosen as the location for AddUp’s North American subsidiary based on its strong manufacturing heritage, access to a talented workforce, proximity to industrial and government partners in metal 3D printing, and enthusiastic support provided by the State of Ohio. Over the past year, AddUp Inc. has created 20 new jobs in Blue Ash, and over the next two years, the company plans to more than double in size – driven by the expansion of the metal AM market and increased investment in product development and sales channels on the part of AddUp’s investors, Michelin, and Fives.

“We invite people to come take a look at not only the technologies and solutions we bring to our customers’ factories, but to also challenge our team with their unique manufacturing problems,” said LaSelle. “We believe the team at AddUp is uniquely equipped, with our facility here in Cincinnati, to help solve our customer’s most  challenging manufacturing problems.”

The AddUp Advantage Center will open on June 22, 2022, from 12pm – 6pm. The open house event will showcase tours of the AM facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and local food and drinks. The event is free and open to the public and local businesses in the Cincinnati community.

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