The region encourages its residents to come discover the innovative companies and places which shape Normandy, in such industries as environment, medical, digital and energy. “Normandie du futur” represents a chance to make unprecedented visits from May 25th to June 3rd.
MMB / VOLUM-e takes part in this initiative by opening its doors to the public on Mai 30th. You are welcome to discover its unique know-how and advanced technologies.
The number of visitors per place is limited, so registrations are mandatory. Detailed program and registration on normandie.fr.
VOLUM-e acquires the first EOS M400-4 lasers in France.
Blangy-sur-Bresle, March 20, 2018 – At the forefront of rapid prototyping and of high quality plastic and metal additive manufacturing, VOLUM-e further expands its machine park and becomes the first French company to acquire an EOS M400-4. With four lasers for unprecedented manufacturing rapidity and increased productivity, the EOS M400-4 will allow VOLUM-e to reduce lead time and increase its production capacity for high-tech parts.
One of the largest pools of machines in France
VOLUM-e has one of the largest pools of additive manufacturing machines in France, now reaching 31 systems. In 2014, 11 million euros were invested in building a 1000 m2 shop dedicated to plastic and metal prototyping under the latest safety and technology-specific standards. It hosts several machines from EOS, the world leader in metal additive manufacturing solutions including several: EOS M280 and M290 which maximum manufacturing dimensions are 250x250x325mm, and two EOS M400 which 400x400x360mm, dimensions allow for the industrial production of large metal parts with high precision.
Reduce production lead time
VOLUM-e is the first French company to have acquired an EOS M400-4. This improved version of the M400, one of the largest 3D metal printing on the market, is equipped with 4 lasers of 400 watts that operate independently, each on areas of 250x250mm. Its building chamber is also 400x400x360mm. Designed for industrial applications, this new additive manufacturing machine increases process speed while highlighting some other technological advances. Thus, for a part that previously required a month to produce, lead time is now reduced to a week and half.
CEO at VOLUM-e, France Desjonquères, comments : “It’s a great pride for us to be first in France to acquire the new EOS M400-4 machine with several lasers, that strengthens our leading position, in particular by our customers in aerospace who face ramp ups and for whom this technological breakthrough if of major interest”.
This lead was well acted in March 2015 when VOLUM-e was the first French company to qualify and then produce flying parts through metal additive manufacturing for aerospace primes like ArianeGroup and Safran.
About 3DS Group (MMB and VOLUM-e) :
French market leader in plastic and metal additive manufacturing, 3DS Group benefits from 40 years of experience in the realization of exceptional parts. Combining creative innovation and exclusive technical skills, the group supplies many industries and guarantees its customers optimal reactivity and adaptability.
Located in the Bresle valley, coined Glass Valley for its glass industry’s major role in history and today since it ranks forts worldwide for luxury perfume bottling, the company presents two specialized entities : MMB, that serves the luxury and concept car industries, and VOLUM-e, specialized in aerospace, space and medical devices.
Thanks to advanced machinery and unique know-how, 3DS Group can serve its clients at all stages of production on a project : from design to industrialization. With a workforce of 55 people, 3DS Group realized in 2017 a turnover of 6,7 million euros.
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December 6th and 7th, at CERF Colmar, industrial, technical centers and research laboratories will discuss about questions regarding the post-treatment of metal parts from additive manufacturing.
Eric Baustert, R&D manager at VOLUM-e and specialist for additive manufacturing in a SME, will give evidence of the issues at stake with this peculiar post-treatment.
For more information, visit the website : A3TS
November 30th, a conference will be held that day on the theme of additive manufacturing, with the aim of bringing different stakeholders in this sector together to present the issues and discuss the current challenges with researchers in the department “Metallurgy, aging and mechanical” of Groupe de Physique des Matériaux.
During this event, Eric Baustert, R&D Manage at VOLUM-e, will make a presentation on “Review of present and evolution of machines dedicated to additive manufacturing”.
For more information, visit the website : Journée “FA” GPM
Excellence in research, technology and innovation in Normandy.
November 16th, the award of “Pépites RTI” took place in Normandy for companies that innovate in aerospace.
VOLUM-e was given a trophy this year in the category “What have they become ?” for pursuing its manufacturing activity of aircraft and launcher parts in 3D printing, for which the company had already won a “Pépite” last year.
Trophies were made using additive manufacturing techniques at VOLUM-e factory.
For more information, visit the website : Les Pépites RTI Normandie
Leader in metal additive manufacturing, VOLUM-e will present its know-how at the international exhibition of advanced engineering professionals, the biggest annual gathering of manufacturers and of the supply chain as a whole dedicated to all areas and applications in this sector.
Find our team Stand 051, The NEC, Birmingham UK.
For more information, visit the website : Advanced Engineering 2017
For the 25th birthday of AFPR (French association of prototyping), the 2017, European Convention for additive manufacturing will take place within the premises of CentraleSuprélec, in Châtenay-Malabry on June, 27th to 29th.
During this event, will be gathered actors of conception, simulation and more broadly of the digital chain, to discuss different topics about the current state of technology, but also about all the key success factors.
VOLUM-e will take part in these debates, with the animation of a conference on Wednesday, June 28th by Eric Baustert, R&D Manager, entitled : “Post-processing in additive manufacturing : the ways of improvement”.
For more information, visit the website : AFPR