Air Liquide and its U.S. subsidiary, Airgas, opened the Advanced Fabrication Center (AFC) at the Air Liquide Delaware Innovation Campus in Newark, Del. The AFC focuses on helping industrial customers adopt new manufacturing technologies and more efficient and cost-effective production processes. It will deliver a continuous flow of development projects, innovations and exploratory R&D. Air Liquide’s manufacturing expertise in welding gases and advanced fabrication processes will be on display at the center.

The AFC features dedicated R&D studios equipped for specialized research and staffed with experts who will be dedicated to segments such as additive manufacturing, welding and cutting, digitization and visualization, cryo-assisted manufacturing, and robotics and cobotics automation. It will involve customers and industrial collaborators early in the innovation process to address technological challenges.