“By engaging us to manufacture your component, we assume a great responsibility, which we handle with care, because we know and understand that every defect on a component has permanent consequences. To fully meet this responsibility, we strive to develop and manufacture the perfect component for you every single time.”
Carl Fruth, Founder and CEO of FIT
We get to the heart of the matter. We want to precisely understand the functional purpose of a product, an assembly, or an individual component. We want to understand and find out how a component is currently manufactured and the requirements that the finished component needs to satisfy. We want to know how the component is used and the ecosystem in which it is applied to understand the overall context. Only when we have truly understood what is really going on do we start to act and work together with you to develop and implement a better, more cost-effective, or faster solution.
Extension of the FIT Campus by commissioning the second factory building for industrial 3D printing with a production area covering around 4,500 m². Inauguration of the in-house Boarding House with 48 one- and two-room apartments for employees, customers, and partners of the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group.
Opening of the FIT Campus with the inauguration of the new administration building, the FIT Tower covering around 2,000 m². Foundation of FITNIK Ltd. as a joint venture between the Russian company NIK Ltd., a specialist in consulting and engineering services in the aerospace industry with around 500 employees, and the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group. Foundation of FIT Japan K.K. to drive the expansion in the Asian market, especially in Japan.
Investment of 20 million euros in the FIT Campus, FIT AGs new centre for additive manufacturing and commissioning of the first factory building for industrial 3D printing, with a production area covering around 2,000 m².
Sale of netfabb GmbH to the US software group Autodesk, which acquired a 10 % interest in FIT AG.
Investment in 2 Arcam EBM systems.
Renaming of FIT GmbH as FIT AG.
Investment in 10 SLM Solutions systems for laser melting (LM).
Foundation of FIT America Inc. as a sales office for the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group in the USA.
Compliance with the requirements of the U.S. FDA.
Spin-off of netfabb GmbH, whose software of the same name was used by over 80,000 designers, developers, manufacturers, artists, and researchers worldwide every year up to the sale of the subsidiary in 2013.
Acquisition of the Swedish company Sintermask GmbH.
First series-production of implants in accordance with the EN ISO 13485 certification.
Micro-structured exhibits are presented at Euromold in Frankfurt and medical patient-specific implants are manufactured for the very first time.
The first EBM system manufactures titanium components.
Successful start to prototype manufacturing in laser melting (LM).
Entry into selective laser sintering (SLS).
The company moves into its new premises in the Lupburg-Eichenbuehl industrial estate.
Foundation of FIT (Fruth Innovative Technologien) by Carl Fruth in August 1995. The additive manufacturing of components is the core business right from the outset and the huge demand for these innovative production processes as well as the rapid and successful implementation quickly transform the company into a sought-after specialist in the rapid prototyping and rapid tooling sectors.