“Beginning of a Revolution”
02.12.2015 nformation Session of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA with about a 100 participants completely booked - Parallel meetings of the working groups Automation and Machine Acceptance get users, suppliers, and machine manufacturers talking
VDMA Provides Additive Manufacturing with a New Address: am.vdma.org
07.05.2014 • New website serves the international Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA as platform and mouthpiece •Founding event on May 28th, 2014 in Frankfurt
VDMA Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing is Ready for Industrial Use
14.04.2015 Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA uses Digitial Factory at the Hannover Messe to educate on industrial 3D printing technologies • Experts at a symposium discuss potentials for industrial development and production
Range of Materials is Growing
26.10.2016 H.C. Starck develops and produces metal powders for additive manufacturing. In this interview, Dr. Rainer Leo Meisel, Senior Manager for Applied Technology Metal Powders at H.C Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH in Laufenburg, talks about high market dynamics, the growing range of materials, and cooperation with system manufacturers and users in the development of new alloys.
Orientation in the World of Industrial 3D Printing
26.03.2015 The Ingolstadt Technology Day “Industrial 3D Printing Technologies” on March 19th, organized by the VDMA’s regional subsidiary of Bayern, proved, all around the world, additive manufacturing technologies has been occupying the thoughts of mechanical engineers.
New Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA Inaugurated
28.05.2014 • More than 80 participants from about 50 companies and research institutes at the constitutive meeting at VDMA headquarters in Frankfurt • Foundation has been laid for cooperation across the whole value supply chain of additive manufacturing
Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016
28.10.2015 Open call for applications for the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016 – closing date January 15, 2016
Additive Manufacturing To Change Industrial Value Chain Completely
24.02.2015 The general assembly of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA in Hamburg affirms their goal to industrialize additive technology • Membership numbers almost doubled in the first year – now there are 64 companies and research institutes belonging to the Association within the VDMA
Additive Manufacturing at the Mechanical Engineering Summit
22.10.2014 • 7th German Mechanical Engineering Summit gathers 3D printing experts from mechanical and plant engineering, research, and the user sector • Additive manufacturing between the poles of industrial use and basic research
3D printing makes machinery manufacturers thirsty for knowledge
30.09.2014 • More than 100 participants from machinery manufacturing companies and user industries at the VDMA “Additive Manufacturing“ Technology Day at Denkendorf • A lot of interest in “Game changer 3D printing”
3D Printing is Changing Value Chains – the Industry Needs to be Prepared
29.05.2015 Rainer Gebhardt, VDMA project manager for Additive Manufacturing, is convinced, 3D Printing will thoroughly change the value chain. 75 members have joined the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA during this first year.
3D Printing as a Key to Competitiveness
08.01.2016 Additive manufacturing has many advantages: material efficiency, cost advantages in small lot sizes, fast and economical spare parts production, or the possibility of manufacturing highly complex and extremely light structures. The technology will change the world – also that of Mechanical Engineering.
"New Solutions for Industry with Additive Manufacturing"
05.11.2016 In a round tour, member firm Concept Laser offers a glimpse into system engineering and applications - Serial components in use at Igus - Automotive industry calls for solution concepts
For all those of you who want to know what is going on in the Additive Manufacturing Association: All about industrial applications of 3D Printing production processes
From now on, a flyer is available, presenting the working group Additive Manufacturing and it's activities.
Rainer Gebhardt, Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA, answered the following questions on 3D printing at drupa 2016 (Video in German only)
Technology integration made by Sauer: Laser deposition welding and 5-axis milling combined intelligently makes for goodsurfaces and high component precision.
In-situ process monitoring is one of the strategic technology areas of Concept Laser, and is one which the machine manufacturer is now expanding to include the QMmeltpool 3D for three-dimensional real-time monitoring.
Christoph Kehrs, SchuF Armaturen und Apparatebau, gives insights into how SchuF is implementing 3D Printing and what obstacles currently still need to be overcome
Rainer Gebhardt, VDMA Expert on Additive Manufacturing, gives in interview providing insights into the question of what the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA aims at doing and how members benefit
Toni Schneider, Schneider Electric, briefly presents the current situation regarding the current status of industrialization and automation of 3D Printing
Marcus Joppe, Materialise, answers questions on industrial 3D Printing during the conference on 2 December 2015 in Frankfurt
Interview: Within the VDMA, Rainer Gebhardt is the contact person for industry experts concerning all aspects of additive manufacturing processes that have become known as 3D printing
Here you can find press information and pictures of our members:
- ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
- Concept Laser GmbH
- Festo AG & Co. KG
- FKT Formenbau und Kunststofftechnik GmbH
- HAMUEL Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
- JOMATIK GmbH
- LMD GmbH & Co. KG aA
- LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
- MBFZ toolcraft GmbH
- Renishaw GmbH
- Firma Sauer / DMG Mori
- Siemens AG
- TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH