Post-processing is often forgotten when purchasing a machine for additive manufacturing. But it is an important process and by no means negligible. It is carried out in several steps, manually or semi-automatically.
In the north of Germany, EOS, Daimler, and Premium Aerotec are developing a production line for additive manufacturing. Our affiliate portal MM Maschinenmarkt asked Thomas Bielefeld, Head of Additive Manufacturing at PAG, which challenges the three companies are facing in this project.
For anyone who is afraid of the intellectual and financial investment in 3D printing, experienced contract manufacturers are the obvious choice. These companies rely on different experiences and priorities.
Audi is going to implement a successful in-house additive production. In the medium term, this process could lead not only to the construction of prototypes but also to the provision of spare parts in line with demand - at the expense of die casting?
Hardening plants require cleaning systems that reliably remove both oil contamination and dried inorganic residues from previous processes. In this article we present three machines based on different methods.
People interested in 3D printing are confronted with a seemingly infinite number of 3-letter terms. Our editor tried to provide an overview of current additive metal printing processes and found out that in fact there are not that many.
Very few companies are able to build a perfect production hall on the greenfield and follow the rules of IIoT to the letter. Automation and software companies have also become aware of this issue and respond to it by offering products for upgrading, retrofitting and retooling.
The Fraunhofer IPA hosted a user forum on additive manufacturing. The speakers presented successful developments and technological hurdles. Of particular interest was the topic of integrating 3D printing into a company's own processing chain.