New Eindhoven-based center brings together experts across the Additive Manufacturing value chain

Several new initatives are currently being implemented to foster the growth of Additive Manufacturing in the Benelux region. Following the recent announcement of the 3D Delta Week, AMcubator is launched today.

At the head of these initiatives, we find the founders of Marketiger and Additive Center that aim to accelerate the development of high volume 3D printed products.

As a Dutch Independent advisory company, Additive Center very soon focused on its ability to help companies explore the advantages of AM. As for Marketiger, what started as a passion for 3D printed figurines and works of art quickly turned into a real commitment to additive manufacturing.  

Today, the efforts of both companies are backed by the likes of Royal DSM, Hexagon, AM-flow and AMsolutions – a brand of the Rösler Group that find in AMcubator, another opportunity to achieve true scalable applications in Additive Manufacturing.

 “Only by collaborating with partners from the ecosystem; new and disruptive 3D printing applications can be developed“, says Maarten van Dijk, co-Founder of AMcubator & founder of Additive Center. “That’s why we decided to create a center with facilities to physically bring together technology and experts of leaders in our industry“.

Located at the Brainport Industries Campus in Brainport Eindhoven, the 1100m2 center will provide members with experts in given applications and equipment in a pilot factory.

From the start we house leading 3D printing companies in hardware, software, materials, validation and automation. All together in one area,” explains van Dijk. “AMcubator takes the role as facilitator between the members to ensure a one-stop-shop for all industries looking to onboard 3D printing as a production technology.”

We are extremely excited to launch AMcubator with global leaders in our space. We believe that collaboration is key to assure a scalable future of Additive Manufacturing processes.” says Maikel de Wit, co-Founder of AMcubator & founder of Marketiger. “With Royal DSMHexagonAM-flowAM solutionsMarketiger and Additive Center as launching members we have the capabilities to support companies from the first idea towards running pilot productions and develop market applications.” 

With the support of members Brainport Industries Campus and Brainport Development, AMcubator ambitions to grow into a global hotspot for high volume 3D printed applications. 

As launching partner of the AMcubator we’ll be displaying our latest innovation in the field of post-processing in Additive Manufacturing. Together with other launching partners we’re bringing scalable applications to the market and optimize processes further in order to have Additive Manufacturing as a competitive manufacturing technology” says Gerard Nijhof from AMsolutions – 3D post processing technology.

By joint collaboration of experts in the field of Additive Manufacturing, AMcubator will accelerate applications across all markets by making it accessible and tangible. “We look forward to helping innovators accelerate their product development and apply AM to deliver low-run production batches and one-off custom parts at competitive prices. That’s why we have provided state-of-the-art 3D measuring technology and CAD/CAM software to AMcubatorJan Klingen from launching partner Hexagon says.

Launching partner AM-Flow pioneering industry 4.0 for additive manufacturing adds “The collaboration with other partners will enable us to further develop & fine-tune our modular AM factory automation solutions in a live production environment“.

Besides these 3D printing memberships, AMcubator’s first action is AMclub, an accessible membership specifically designed for companies to use 3D printing in their organization. Through this membership companies have access to four time anual AMcubator events and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in Additive Manufacturing. To celebrate the launch, AMcubator will offer a 50% discount to companies that become a member in 2020.

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