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.
New Additive Manufacturing Technology Produces Metal Parts
07.09.2017 - Economical manufacturing of parts up to 3 m³ and 3,000 kg - Machine available as 3- or 5-axis machining centre
Additive Manufacturing Possible with Two-Component Fluids - Fluids Are Built Up Additively with Extruder
11.08.2017 The company ViscoTec’s technology allows for printing two-component (2K) fluids and pastes with the highest precision and consistency throughout the whole printing process.
Restistant Coating of AM Parts with High Surface Quality
11.08.2017 Silicon Dioxide-Based Coating for Additively Manufactured Parts of Stainless Steel
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
An industry working group has started its work on the use of additively manufactured components within the scope of application of the Pressure Equipment Directive.
On November 22nd, 2016, system manufacturers and representatives from research met in Frankfurt for a description of machine acceptance criteria for AM systems, their goal being to create a VDMA standard sheet for additive manufacturing systems.
Standards are the basis for the successful development of further 3D printing methods and thus ensure the functioning of global markets.
3D print systems are still isolated applications in process chains with a high amount of manual shares, but users want automated, quality-controlled processes. More than 90 machine manufacturers, users, automators, and research institutes collaborate in the Association.