The working group Automation has compiled an overview of the entire process chain of additive manufacturing using the powder bed method. Currently, a list of available solutions on the way to automated production is being compiled.
One of the current challenges for companies in additive manufacturing is to print a real part directly out of CAD data, in best quality that is also reproducible. In order to achieve a better starting position, Toolcraft, a manufacturing services provider, uses a simulation software for 3D printing of metals.
A new additive technology by Starfort from Brixen in South Tyrol processes commercially available granulates of high-performance plastics like PEEK, PPS, PSU, as well as PA and PC. In addition, the 3D printer also brings granulates with glass or carbon fibers into shape with FDM technology. By processing the granulates directly, the circuitous route via filaments with high energy and cost efforts falls away.
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