Additive Manufacturing in Industry

The Additive Manufacturing Association focuses on industrial applications of additive manufacturing and the successful use of different methods. So far, the integration of the new technologies has progressed in niches. The reports of manufacturers and users provide insights into leading technologies and their applications.

Technology Suppliers Report

Strengths of Industrial 3D Printing

19.10.2016 Applications at manufacturers of die casting machines and tools show how additive manufacturing proves its strengths exactly when conventional technology reaches its limits.

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3D Printing in System and Equipment Construction

05.01.2016 Potentials of additive manufacturing in high pressure reactors for the process industry

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3D Prototypes with Circuit Structures

13.06.2015 Modern 3D printing technologies and other additive manufacturing technologies simplify product development, and they facilitate completely new products. With a special variant of laser direct structuring (LDS), laser specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics AG extends their range of functions.

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High-strength Aluminium Powder

29.05.2015 Toolcraft produces precision components and tools for industrial use, and since 2011, they employ the additive manufacturing technology of laser sintering.

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Within Aircraft Construction, Additive Manufacturing Gains Importance

26.03.2015 3D printing of metals allows for “bionic” aircraft construction and light weight construction

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Siemens: Industrial 3D Printing

For a group operating world-wide like Siemens, having a headstart in technology is a primary concern. In their Berlin laboratory, Siemens analyzes the potentials in additive manufacturing as well as their many uses. Already, examples of successful uses are arguments for the use of this new technology.

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Tools
  • FKT: Production of Complex Metal
    Components

  • Mapal: Light Weight Construction and Design Scope for Tool Production

  • Hermle: Additive Manufacturing of Injection Molding Tools with a High Gloss Surface

  • Phoenix Contact: Additive Manufacturing in Tool Construction

  • Oscar Frech: Strengths of Industrial 3D Printing

  • toolcraft: 3D Printing Improves Die Casting Molds and Injection Molding Tools

Process engineering
  • Thaletec: Additively Manufactured Enamelled Components
  • Thaletec: Short time to market
  • Krause DiMaTec: Additive Manufacturing Optimizes Prepress Production
  • Thaletec: Innovative mixing nozzle additively manufactured
Robotics
  • Festo: Additive manufacturing processes for industrial applications
  • Schunk: Customized gripper finger produced with additive technologies
  • Schunk: Hole-gripper-production with rapid manufacturing
Mechanical Engineering
  • Bosch Rexroth: Pioneering work for castings of the future
  • Siemens: Spare Parts out of the
    Laser Chamber
  • Siemens: Industrial 3D Printing
Lightweight Construction
  • NASA Rockets Soon with Additively Manufactured Injection Nozzles?
  • Krause DiMaTec: Optimal geometry of a metallic coupling lever 
  • Renishaw and Empire Cycles: First 3D Printed Bicycle Frame Made of Titanium
  • Airbus, Concept Laser, Laserzentrum Nord: AM for aircraft industry
  • Altair: From the 3D Printer into Space

  • Materialise: Additive Manufacturing for automotive

 

Function
  • Krause DiMaTec: Clean rolls production
  • LPKF Laser & Electronics: 3D Prototypes with Circuit Structures
  • LMD: Implementing complex components through laser sintering

  • Kegelmann Technik: Busbar Holders on a Sliding Rail