Already the sole sales and service agent in the UK, Ireland and the Gulf for two metal additive manufacturing (AM) machine producers in France, Kingsbury has been appointed to represent German WAAM (wire arc additive manufacturing) equipment builder GEFERTEC GmbH in the same markets with immediate effect.
Richard Kingsbury, managing director of the Gosport-based machine tool distributor commented: “GEFERTEC’s metal AM technology fits perfectly with our existing French agency lines of AddUp powder-bed laser fusion machines and production lines, and direct energy deposition equipment from its BeAM subsidiary.
“There are tremendous advantages with WAAM. Chief amongst these is that standard MIG/MAG welding wire is used as the raw feedstock to create parts rapidly within a large build envelope. Such wire is relatively inexpensive and readily available in a wide range of metals. GEFERTEC’s proprietary 3DMP technology, which is a CAD to layer-by-layer arc welding process on a machine platform controlled by the familiar Siemens 840D CNC, transforms our offering to customers.”