Additive Manufacturing Technologies
The variety of additive manufacturing processes is impressive in terms of the type of technology implemented, performance and applications. The Association provides opportunities for all members to exchange insights into know-how and multiple requirements.
Detailed descriptions and examples of each technology can be found on the right side.
3D Real-Time Monitoring
14.03.2016 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.
Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing Makes Binding Standards Indispensable
13.02.2016 Additive Manufacturing has begun to outgrow its old applications in prototyping as it is more and more implemented for production of serial parts. Yet for a broad industrial use, it lacks binding standards and automation in the printing process.
TruPrint Systems for Production of Complex Functional Components
12.02.2016 Since the end of 2015, Trumpf in Ditzingen has been delivering their complex and robust systems for additive manufacturing of metallic parts through Laser Metal Fusion (LMF).
Setting (curing) of material in a reservoir of photopolymer liquid by UV-light
Conventional manufacturing processes in combination with additive technologies
Liquid material is jetted on the surface and cured
A binder (glue) is selectively applied to a powder layer, unbund material is removed afterwards
SLS and SLM: Parts of the powder layer are melted by laser beam
Materials are melted, applied and left to cool
Bonding of layers with the correct contour for building up parts