Sauber Technologies and Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN have extended their technology partnership with Additive Industries for another three years. Sauber Technologies has been using Additive Industries’ MetalFAB platform for additive manufacturing since 2017, with a current count of four systems in-house. This summer, both parties celebrate the fifth anniversary of their long-term strategic metal additive manufacturing partnership. With the focus of both parties on productivity, part reproducibility and industrial series production, they are eager to keep pushing boundaries in metal AM to manufacture light weight crucial components for the automotive, industrial & tooling industries.
From the start of the collaboration, Additive Industries has enabled the professionals of Sauber Technologies to accelerate in the metal additive manufacturing domain. The investment in the MetalFAB systems – with its unique open parameters – allowed Sauber to reduce cycle times in the manufacturing of innovative parts for their own wind tunnel models, F1 race cars as well as third-party business.
Sauber Technologies is part of the Sauber Group and based in Hinwil, Switzerland. The company is fully focused on third-party business, providing a holistic service for complex engineering problems, from the idea stage to the finished products. The company can draw on the experience of its dedicated, highly skilled staff and from the know-how generated in fifty years of history in motorsport. Sauber is widely known for its racing activities, including sports car racing and Formula 1. Sauber is competing in the F1 competition with its Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN with drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.
Christoph Hansen, COO of Sauber Technologies: “Over the course of our successful partnership, Additive Industries have become an essential ingredient in the offering of Sauber Technologies. Ever since we introduced the MetalFAB systems to our processes, our in-house capabilities have increased in a significant way: Additive Industries continues to provide us with the best way to manufacture the most advanced parts for our motorsport operations, as well as our growing cohort of customers, reducing lead times, costs and waste while pushing forward the boundaries of technology.”
Mark Massey, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Additive Industries: “We are very proud to be constantly recognized by Sauber Technologies for our class-leading automated industrial metal additive manufacturing solutions. We encourage each other to push our boundaries and to innovate. We are committed to continuing our long-term partnership grow and evolve in the coming years.”
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