KIMYA is expanding its fleet of high-performance 3D printers

KIMYA is expanding its fleet of high-performance 3D printers at its site in Nantes, France. Partly supported by the France Relance national development plan, this investment enables KIMYA to continue to upgrade its production facilities, boosting the process of local re-industrialization

An enhanced fleet of high-performance 3D printers

Against this background, KIMYA is expanding its fleet of high-performance 3D printers at its site in Nantes, France. Compatible with high-performance materials such as PEEK, PEI (ULTEM) and PEKK, a new miniFactory Ultra printer was installed in May 2021. An industrial printer will be added to the KIMYA production unit by the end of 2022. Through the acquisition of these high-performance printers, KIMYA is enhancing its Kimya Factory offering focused on bespoke production of fit-for-purpose finished parts for manufacturers.

« With these recent investments, we are continuing to diversify our range of services for the industrial sector, while enhancing the resilience of our production facilities in a booming market. By expanding our fleet of high-performance 3D printers, we are offering our industrial customers even more flexible and responsive support”, states Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Development Director at KIMYA.

Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Director at KIMYA

3D printing serving local manufacturing

This new equipment enables KIMYA to continue the process of upgrading its offering in support of local production, including the onshoring of industrial projects. Supported by the Industry of the Future transformation fund within the context of the France Relance national development plan, this investment illustrates KIMYA’s goal of establishing close relationships with its industrial customers and participating in industrial onshoring.

« We are convinced that the Industry of the Future program is synonymous with local production. By enabling manufacturers to rethink their production processes, additive manufacturing is a true linchpin of Industry 4.0. We are delighted to have received government backing for this project designed to enhance onshoring back to France, supporting one of KIMYA’s most cherished objectives”, concludes Pierre Antoine Pluvinage.