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The Additive Manufacturing Association in the VDMA offers its members from industry and scientific research a variety of services related to industrial 3D printing technologies. We are the cross-industry platform where potential users and development partners meet and work together.
Harmonic Drive AG is a leading supplier of drive technology with 450 employees at more than 20 locations worldwide. In the area of additive manufacturing, the company is present as a supplier and uses first in-house AM systems. In this interview, Annika Mehl from the company’s Business Development explains what matters in drive technology for AM systems, her estimates for market potential, and how she imagines a typical AM process chain in the year 2030.
The US Government is currently looking into a review of its exports control regulations and the Commerce Control List (CCL). This review is targeting “certain” emerging technologies, the US government wants to forward for inclusion in the international export-control regime.
ExOne GmbH from Gersthofen develops and builds binder jetting systems. In this interview, their general manager Roland Ladewig explains which materials can be processed in the inkjet-based 3D print technology, where this technology might be applied, and how he imagines a typical additive process chain in the year 2030.
• With the help of augmented reality and additively manufactured exhibits, the User Case Area showed added value of industrial 3D print
• High number of visitors and numerous expert talks at the joint booth of the Association as well
• 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
AIM3D GmbH, a young company in Rostock, is driving its own additive manufacturing technology with composite extrusion modeling (CEM), and building corresponding systems. In this interview, their general manager Dr. Vincent Morrison explains how CEM differs from existing AM technologies, which materials to process with it, and how he imagines a typical AM process chain of the year 2030.
GMA managing director Ante Kaselj talks about challenges which quality testers are facing in the AM sector, about AM process chains in 2030, and about the reasons which prompted his company to join the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA recently.
At this year’s Formnext, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA will present a special exhibition centering on the process chain of additive manufacturing.
In this interview, Johannes Krumme, Sales Manager Vacuum Conveying, talks about challenges in vacuum conveying technology in the AM sector, a completely digital order processing with 3D-printed grippers, and his expectations for AM process chains in 2030.
For today, Tuesday, April 24th, the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA has organized a top-class symposium. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Pavillon P36, experts will report on advantages of additive manufacturing processes for metals and plastics in mechanical engineering
General meeting reacts to the dynamic growth of the Association with an enlargement of the Executive Board - Representatives from the industry explain the potentials of additive manufacturing in automobile and machinery manufacturing
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