The project called ALLIANCE has some good news for designers: As it turns out, it is entirely possible to build components that are up to 33 percent lighter at an added cost of less than three euros per kilogram-saved.
Altair provided EDAG Group with software at no charge for the development of a novel, crash-resistant aluminum alloy within the scope of a research project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The managers of the vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG are convinced that the additive production of spare parts is particularly future-oriented, efficient and economical. Specialists from Additive Minds provide the necessary know-how to the bus manufacturer within the group, EvoBus GmbH.
FAPS-IPC GmbH, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences, is organizing a symposium on the subject of "Digitization in the Foundry Industry". The German-speaking event will take place from 09 to 10 October 2019 in Nuremberg.
The "NextGenAM" joint project has so far demonstrated great potential for spare parts and series production in terms of manufacturing costs. The aim is to develop a pilot plant for an automated additive manufacturing process. 3D printing is thus well on its way to further establishing itself as an additional production method in the automotive and aviation sectors.
Modern lightweight design is particularly important when intelligent hybrid concepts have to fulfil several functions at the same time. Join the discussion at the "Lightweight Construction Summit" with a simultaneous english translation on 26 and 27 March 2019 in Würzburg, Germany.
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 the production of complex customized parts and small series manufacturing, 3D metal printing has already proved its worth. However, for large series, industrial 3D printing is required. Experts believe that aluminum is particularly suitable for this purpose.