3d Printing / Additive manufacturing
It is also necessary for us to adapt to the spirit of the times and current industrial requirements. We therefore also offer additive manufacturing, 3D printing, to supplement our portfolio of subtractive manufacturing. In addition to allowing us to produce complex custom components, additive manufacturing offers us the possibility of shortening the product development and market introduction processes for various companies. This can be simple designs as well as complex components, required, for example, for the first step in production.
The field of "additive manufacturing" and especially 3D printing is based on thin film technology. Additive manufacturing is used to produce standard parts as well as functional prototypes in 3D using plastic, which are distinguished by consistent component quality. Further advantages of this process are high (long term) stability, versatile final treatment possibilities as well as good resistance to chemicals. Components produced using the additive manufacturing process are distinguished by their detailed accuracy and high selective resolution.
Additive manufacturing at a glance
EOS P396 Laser sintering system
- Production of standard parts and functional prototypes
- Reproducible and consistent component quality
- Surface treatment
- Overall dimensions 330x330x600
- Construction progress (depending on material) up to 48 mm/h with film thickness of 0.12 mm
Material: PA12 - 2200 white polyamide
- Balanced profile of properties
- High strength and rigidity
- Good resistance to chemicals
- High service life stability
- Good selective resolution and detail
- Wide variety of treatment possibilities following the process (e.g. metalization, baked enamel finish, vibratory grinding, immersion coating, adhesive coverings, powder coating, flock coating).
- Biocompatible acc. to EN ISO 10993-1 and USP/level VI/121 °C
Additive manufacturing – the procedure
Although additive manufacturing processes differ in terms of the printing, the basic process is always the same: A CAD data record is divided up into slices by the software, thus providing the basis for the subsequent process such as 3D printing. This process then generates the component layer by layer from bottom to top. This process is followed by final treatment consisting of processing the surface of the 3D object.