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Caracol Opens New Tech Assembly and Innovation Facilities

Heron AM. Credit: Caracol

Ibadan, 12 February 2024. – Caracol has launched its new Technology Assembly facility and Innovation Hub near Milan (Italy), pursuing its vision of expanding the adoption of the Large Format 3D printing technology to provide a more efficient, flexible, and sustainable production means for industrial manufacturing. In addition to the new facility, Caracol also revamped its ISO 9100-certified LFAM production plant and opened its North American HQ in Austin (TX, USA). As a result, this brings Caracol’s global facilities to four, with a fifth premises upcoming soon as the Company’s CEO announced Caracol will open a new office for the GCC area in Dubai.

Caracol inaugurated two facilities: the first is the new Technology Assembly and Testing facility, where the company develops and prepares its Heron AM platforms to fit clients’ specifications and manufacturing needs. The team at the new Technology Assembly and Testing facility works closely to support clients in designing the space within their shop floors and preparing the environment to install the equipment.

The second facility is the Innovation hub, which will accommodate the company’s research & development team. Here different labs work on developing the integrated technology and process Caracol provides. From the materials
testing and qualification, from software to hardware and automation, from polymers to metals – the company continuously works to improve and push the boundaries further in the world of large-scale additive manufacturing.

Speaking about the facilities, Francesco De Stefano, CEO & Co-founder of Caracol, said, “It is a step forward in expanding the possibilities of Large Format 3D Printing and working towards our vision for the world of industrial manufacturing.” The CEO also added, “Our Italian facilities are the heart of our global operations, and this expansion will further enable our team, partners, and clients to succeed in adopting these technologies and pushing towards a new paradigm in production.”

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