Currently, the most commonly used and optimal methods are Selective Laser Sintering, Multi Jet Fusion, stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, as well as Voxeljet PolyJet and MultiJet processes. In recent years, these methods have been extended to cover an even wider range of applications. Today, additive manufacturing is not only used for prototypes (Rapid Prototyping), but also for tools (Rapid Tooling) and even series parts (additive manufacturing). All of these processes are available at our 3D Printing Center. Our equipment and materials are always up-to-date.
Common to all processes is component production based on a build-up of material in layers by means of geometries obtained via 3D CAD or STL data. The various processes are complex – each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the chosen method and material, the resulting models will be suitable for different applications. For duplication of the master models, subsequent casting processes are often used both for plastic parts and metal castings.
Through additive manufacturing we can also offer tool-free production of batch sizes ranging from one unit to small series. Additive manufacturing thus “flexes its muscles” where traditional manufacturing reaches its limits. It also facilitates a design-oriented manufacturing process.
We would be happy to advise you and show you the optimal process for your project. You can also visit our Rapid Prototyping Center. For reasons of confidentiality, however, this is only possible by appointment.
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|Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)||PA 2200||Perfect material for additive production, allows the mechanical properties to be modeled with a wide operating temperature range.|
|PA3200-GF||Components exhibit extra stability and/or stiffness thanks to the use of glass-reinforced material|
|PP||First functional prototypes made of PP without color/surface requirements|
|Selective Laser Sintering with Rubber||Rubber||Shore A, hardness 50, 60, 70, 80, colorable|
|Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)||PA12||Cost-effective entry-level technology for series 3D printing|
|Plastic parts with excellent detail reproduction and countless surface options|
|Plastic parts with higher elasticity requirements (modulus of elasticity of approx. 1600 MPa), maximum precision|
DSM WaterClear Ultra 10122
|Highly transparent or translucent plastic parts, UV-resistant|
DSM Somos ProtoTherm 12120
|Plastic parts with an application range of up to around 121° Celsius|
DSM Somos PerFORM
|Extremely rigid and thermally stable up to 230° Celsius. Highly suitable for wind-tunnel models and all rigid component applications. Flexural modulus 10,000 MPa|
|Fused Deposition Modeling||Thermoplastics||Functional prototypes made from ABS and PC|
|Objet Vero Blue||Highly accurate models with 0.016 mm layering and 600 dpi resolution|
|Voxeljet technology||PMMA Wax||Wax-infiltrated PMMA model for lost-mold casting in VDD for the production of aluminum and zinc castings, concept models with construction layers of 0.08 mm|
|PMMA Epoxy||Epoxy resin-infiltrated PMMA model as rigid support in jig and fixture construction|