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Triditive: Enabling SME manufacturers to catch up, thrive in Industry 4.0

Spain · May 22, 2019· By Gareth Gardiner Jones

Company co-founder and CEO Mariel Diaz presenting to conference attendees ©Triditive

An Asturian startup has created the first automated additive manufacturing technology for round-the-clock industrial production

Asturian startup Triditive aims to renew the fortunes of struggling SME heavy industry manufacturers with the development of the first automated additive manufacturing technology capable of mass-producing industrial components.

Known as AMCELL, the hybrid technology can operate with various materials and deliver 10,000 products per month, including industrial components, individual stainless steel shaping molds or various types of polymer. Operating 24/7, AMCELL's eight mechanical arms work simultaneously, managed by bespoke automatization software platform Evam that enables the machine to be controlled from a distance. 

"It's very disruptive and can be remotely operated at any distance with no one present," Triditive's co-founder and CEO Mariel Diaz told CompassList at the recent 4YFN conference in Barcelona. "This is what we visualize tomorrow's factories to be like.

"At the moment, for example, the development team is operating the machines here in Spain from London. It is a qualitative leap in terms of the productive capacity of other technologies available now on the marketplace."

The startup is also looking for its next round of private financing. It received undisclosed financing from local initiatives like Gijón Municipality's "Future City Prototypes" and the European Commission's Horizon 20/20 program, as well as seed funding from angel investors in January.

"We are looking for smart money, not only financing but also support in industrial know-how to test new applications for the product," Diaz said.

Edited by Sophie Douez

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