Industry specific know-how guarantees optimal product development and manufacturing

Quick, flexible and cost-effective development of innovative products
Whether the focus is on creating a prototype, producing single components, small batch or volume production, 3D printing services can handle all aspects of 3D printing and allows the consistent implementation of the advantages of additive manufacturing for any component irrespective of its geometry. In significantly shortened development and time-to-market time spans components are created in a cost efficient manner to fulfill the most stringent demands of different industries.

High-tech lightweight components for the aerospace industry

In this industry especially engine and turbine parts, as well as cabin accessories, are made by additive manufacturing with high precision and in consistently high quality. With the potential for lightweight construction significant savings in material usage and component weight can be achieved, which not only helps reduce fuel consumption but also lowers CO2 emissions. This is possible, among other reasons, because of the design of intelligent, bionic structures, which are characterized by reduced weight, optimum structural stability and improved performance characteristics. Another advantage is the quick component production without the requirement for any tooling. This allows a decentralized “production on demand” system - of course, also for spare parts. Shorter lead times and faster part availability are the welcome result.

3D printing for medical engineering

Implants adapted to individual patients, precisely fitting bone replacements, individually shaped prosthetics, tailor made dental crowns and bridges, special instruments and equipment - the fields of orthopedics, including implants, dental medicine and medical equipment continuously open new possibilities for additive manufacturing. This rapid development is driven by the desire to further improve patient care, support healing processes in an effective manner and improve the quality of life.

The high flexibility, open design concept and absence of any tooling requirements characterizing the AM process allow the quick and cost efficient creation of one-of-a-kind components, small batches of components and volume production of, for example, standard implants. Biocompatibility, mechanical load characteristics and the required elasticity of these products can be easily adapted to the respective requirements.

New solutions for the automotive industry

Vehicle manufacturers are faced with enormous challenges: On one hand the desired mobility must be achieved in an eco-friendly, resource-saving manner. On the other hand the need for individual solutions is growing. With its focus on design aspects and the fact that no tooling is required, additive manufacturing offers the automotive industry new solutions for weight reduction, higher energy efficiency and individualization of vehicles. Excellent cost savings can be achieved by getting by with fewer components for engines, as well as structural and body parts, which weigh not only less but also offer more functions. AM also allows the production of individualized components for the driver and passenger compartment with considerably less weight. For electric cars, for example, optimized cooling systems for the batteries can be created with AM.

Integration of multiple functions saves costs in the tool and die industry

The making of dies for injection molding and aluminum die-casting is an extremely time consuming and costly step in the overall manufacturing process. 3D printing opens not only new possibilities to improve the productivity, cost efficiency and service life of the tools but also the improvement of the products manufactured with these tools.

The additive technology allows the easy design and production of complex shapes including integrated, precisely placed cooling and tempering channels. This makes tool building faster and much more cost efficient. But it also offers benefits for the production itself. For example, cooling close to the heat source helps prevent warping and reduces scrap rates. At the same time, an efficient cooling function significantly reduces the time for cooling cycles and, therefore, improves productivity.