innoCast GmbH from Langenfeld has specialised for 15 years in the fine and sand casting of prototypes and small batches of steel and iron alloys, aluminium and other metals. The most important target industries are automotive and energy plant construction. In an interview, Managing Director Dr. Thomas Bettermann explains the importance of additive processes for his company, their advantages and added value, and the relevance of AM networks.
Michael Wohlmuth is co-founder of Simufact Engineering GmbH in Hamburg, whose Strategic Business Development he is responsible for today. In an interview he explains the role of simulation in additive manufacturing, its added value for users and the contribution that simulation data can make to fully automated AM Smart Factories.
On 18.09.2019 the closing event of the announcement ProMat_3D took place at the VDMA in Frankfurt. Around 130 participants followed the presentations of the project partners from 15 projects on the subject of additive manufacturing. There was the opportunity to exchange ideas, to make contacts and to deepen the knowledge within the framework of the exhibition.
Dr. Alba Mena Subiranas, Vice President Maintenance & Reliability Solutions at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, explains in an interview what her Additive Manufacturing division is doing and how she envisages additive production in 2030.
Additive Manufacturing Conference with 80 presentations at the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry / drupa touchpoint 3D fab+print offers first-hand AM know-how from 16 to 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany / Conference will show concrete possibilities of additive methods
Drupa will take place from 16 to 26 June 2020 in Düsseldorf. The VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association will be represented at drupa with a ten-day lecture program and the special touchpoint 3D fab+print forum.
The VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association organises conference programme for world’s leading trade fair in Düsseldorf / drupa touchpoint AM with around 80 presentations on ten days / Focus on applications for the print and media industry and additive process chains
Annual General Meeting of the Additive Manufacturing Working Group at VDMA in Herzogenaurach - AM establishes itself in the technology group - Guided tours of the AM Experience and Digital Experience Centers in Erlangen round off the program
On 18 September 2019, a joint event of the 15 BMBF-funded collaborative projects including two ERA-NET projects in the field of "Additive Manufacturing" will take place in the VDMA House in Frankfurt am Main.
The 3D printing of machine and other industrial components, also known as additive manufacturing, has the potential to further accelerate digital change. Medical technology, aerospace and retail are expected to achieve the fastest 3D growth rates.
As product development manager at ANDRITZ KAISER GmbH in Bretten, additive technologies have fascinated Paolo Matassoni early on. In their application, he has always explored new roads. Today, his team uses the high degree of design freedom in construction and in material design for optimized component functions. In this interview, he talks about enthusiastic junior employees, new material combinations, and his expectations for additive processes in the year 2030.
VDMA: Detailed Roadmaps Will Show Additive Manufacturing the Way Towards Smart Factory
• Members of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association dissect the AM process chain into single steps, showing up future roads for development • A quality-controlled, automated AM process chain is paving the road for a cost-efficient production of series components ready to use
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