Specialized in metal additive manufacturing

AddUp is a joint venture created in 2016 by two industrial groups: Fives and Michelin.
Specialized in metal additive manufacturing, this French company designs and manufactures industrial machines capable of mass production of parts.
The AddUp offer incorporates Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) technology and Direct Energy Deposition (DED), since the acquisition of BeAM in June 2018. With, for example, titanium, aluminum, inconel, nickel or steel, AddUp machines find opportunities in all sectors of activity: aerospace, aeronautics, automotive, medical, energy, transport, jewelry or luxury.3D metal printing is a source of innovations because this technology makes it possible to design extremely complex and customizable parts at a competitive cost, which cannot be achieved by conventional means.

AddUp in Clermont-Ferrand

With headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand and subsidiaries in the United States and Singapore, AddUp currently has more than 220 employees.

Regarding its growth curve, AddUp is today pursuing these main objectives:


  • To conquer and penetrate ever more strategic and growing markets (United Kingdom, Russia, South America, United States, Canada, among others), through the extension of a network of distributors.

  • To make additive manufacturing accessible to industrialists and SMEs through a dedicated customer support service, from design to the production of prototypes and small quantities (for the proof of concept).

  • To offer customized training and advice, according to the type of business and the industry sectors.

  • To step up university partnerships and vocational schools (such as the Campus Entreprise founded by Michelin) to better meet the recruitment needs of industrial companies and introduce the new generations to this innovation in the industry of the future.


Chairman : Vincent FERREIRO

The MICHELIN CrossClimate+ tire, “the first summer tire certified to ride in winter conditions”, comes from metal additive manufacturing. The printing of slats with extremely complex shapes makes it possible to design tire molds with sculpture shapes that improve vehicle traction in all weather conditions.