Additive Manufacturing

3D-Printing

Description

The field of “additive manufacturing processes” and especially 3D printing is based on layer technology. The additive manufacturing process is used to produce series parts or functional prototypes in 3D from plastic, which are characterized above all by constant component quality.

We offer the so-called SLS technology for you. With this method, you receive 3D printed parts on a new level.

• Integrate function
• Get or increase stability of your products
• Let your component become lighter
• Reduce assembly work

Further advantages of this process are the high (long-term) stability, the various aftertreatment options and good chemical resistance. In addition, the components produced by additive manufacturing processes are characterized by their attention to detail and high separation resolution.

MORE IMPRESSIONS

An overview

The additive manufacturing process

EOS P396 laser-sintering system

  • Production of serial parts and functional prototypes
  • Reproducible and constant component quality Surface treatment
  • Surface treatment

Technical details

  • Installation space of 330x330x600
  • Construction progress (depending on material) up to 48 mm/h with a layer thickness of 0.12 mm

Material: PA12 – 2200- polyamide white

  • Balanced property profile
  • High strength and stiffness
  • Good chemical resistance
  • High long-term stability
  • Good selectivity resolution and detail
  • Various treatment options according to the process (e.g. metallization, stove enamelling, vibratory grinding, dip dyeing, gluing, powder coating, flocking)
  • Biocompatible according to EN ISO 10993-1 and USP/level VI/121 °C

THE PROCEDURE

You decide whether your process starts in our development department. Important – in order to print a 3D component, a CAD body must be available. Our department for development and design will be happy to support you in this.

3D printing offers new possibilities in the design and layout of components.

  • Provide sharp edges with curves
  • Material-saving construction
  • One-piece construction
  • Lightweight construction principles
  • Integrating functional components into the design
  • Avoid mass accumulation

Typical geometric shapes

  • Use pull triangles instead of curves
  • create transitions
  • Integrate labeling
  • Subject: Confusion security
  • Consider cleaning the component?
  • Integrate channels

Checklist / Design Guide:

  • Does the component already exist?
  • Is the component to be re-designed?
  • Can the component be completely repositioned?
  • Additive manufacturing is also suitable whereas components with other manufacturing processes are complex and cost-intensive.
  • Do I understand the application of the component? What problem does it solve?
  • Question the components
  • Why is it built the way it is built? What was the intention? What was the intention?
  • Why can’t the component be lighter and smaller?
  • What can be fundamentally improved by additive manufacturing?
    • Dynamics
    • Weight
    • Assembly
  • Confusion security – incorrect assembly not possible?
  • Clarify interfaces
  • How is the component connected to other components?
  • Does it always have to be a screw? Does it always have to be a thread? Would a plug-in mechanism also be possible? Can components be glued?

FAQ

FURTHER SERVICES

In our machine park you receive detailed
Information on procedures used and machine lists.

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