- 21 June 2017
Sauber Formula 1 Racing Team will be the launching customer for Additive Industry’s MetalFAB1 Process & Application Development Tool. This launching customership is part of a three-year technology partnership between the two companies. Additive Industries, a startup from Eindhoven, ahas developed a business case for series production of additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology, and high-tech equipment.
Sauber F1 Team, a long-term expert in 3D polymer printing will invest in two industrial MetalFAB1 3D metal printing systems over the course of two years to expand their additive manufacturing competencies to the metal domain. These Process & Application Development Tools will be upgraded later to full size integrated multi-material MetalFAB1 systems for series production. Additive Industries will support the additive manufacturing team of Sauber in ramping up the capacity and quickly climb the learning curve to 3D print parts for the Sauber F1 race cars as well as third party applications.
"It is our mission to set new standards”
The partnership with Sauber F1 Team underlines the ambition of Additive Industries to become a leading 3D metal printing system manufacturer in demanding markets like aerospace, automotive, medical implants and high-tech equipment. “We are honored to be invited to join the Sauber F1 Team as a Technology Partner. Sauber has been the launch pad for champions for decades, Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel all started their careers at this unique private Swiss team. The professionalism of the Sauber F1 Team as well as their drive for technological innovation – they own one of the most advanced automotive wind tunnels in the world – fits beautifully with our quest for industrial excellence”, said Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.
“We are delighted to welcome Additive Industries on board as our new technological partner at the Sauber F1 Team. Since this innovative fabrication technology is still in the early stages of industrialization, it is an ideal moment for us to take on this challenge with our new partner. By doing so, we will gain and develop the necessary know-how in this area. It is our mission to set new standards”, added Sauber F1 Team CEO & Team Principal, Monisha Kaltenborn.