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Business success at Formnext 2021

The stuff of legend

4 March 2022

The name Wayland Additive has given to its flagship AM system – Calibur3, which it showed off for the first time at Formnext 2021 – brings to mind the mythology surrounding the figure of King Arthur. The British folk hero is said to have drawn Excalibur’s steel blade from a stone with ease, which gave him his rightful claim to the throne.

Picture: Thomas Masuch
Pete Hansford, the company’s director of business development. Picture: Thomas Masuch

While only time will tell whether Calibur3 and its new EBM technology can write a similarly successful story, Wayland Additive did at least put an auspicious first chapter to paper at last year’s event. “After preparing our solution for two years, we thought Formnext was the right place to launch it,” says Pete Hansford, the company’s director of business development. “We had a constant stream of visitors at our booth who came with a real purpose and application in mind.”



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