Technology for the additive process chain

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.
AM Factory: Turnkey plant with IT-networked freeformer
The VDMA magazine reports in its August issue about our member Toolcraft. Author Nikolaus Fecht shows how Christoph Hauck and Prof. Dr. Ing. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum think about 3D printing.
Assessing component reliability using fatigue testing
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.
- Economical manufacturing of parts up to 3 m³ and 3,000 kg - Machine available as 3- or 5-axis machining centre
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.
Silicon Dioxide-Based Coating for Additively Manufactured Parts of Stainless Steel
On Thursday, February 16th, Rosswag GmbH received the German Award for Efficiency with Raw Materials 2016 (Deutscher Rohstoffeffizienz-Preis).
The FH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT are presenting a new low-cost SLM system.
Technology integration made by Sauer: Laser deposition welding and 5-axis milling combined intelligently makes for goodsurfaces and high component precision.
Metal Powder Application Technology is an innovative and multifaceted additive manufacturing process that makes do without laser.
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.