At Franken Guss, individualized sword grips for fencing were manufactured additively using selective laser melting. Since this process enables the production of very small batch sizes, additive manufacturing allows the company to open up new industries.
Franken Guss has supplied 3D printed prototypes for a new tool innovation from Rothenberger. Thanks to the use of Franken Guss' 3D printing process Selective Laser Melting, Rothenberger was able to have its prototypes produced in several development cycles within a very short time.
The University of Augsburg, the bifa Environmental Institute, four Bavarian foundries and two specialists for processing technologies have started a joint research project to close the material cycles in metalworking.
The portfolio of additive spare parts manufactured at Mercedes-Benz has been continuously expanded since 2016. Further 3D printed spare parts have passed the strict quality control and are now coming onto the market.
Franken Guss, actually known as an innovative and technically experienced foundry for the automotive sector, follows the "reverse engineering" approach to supply classic car enthusiasts with spare parts.
At the Automobile Industry Lightweight Construction Summit 2018, everything revolves around lightweight construction for tomorrow's mobility — in connection with the mega-trends of electrification, autonomous driving and additive manufacturing.
Die-casting processes enable the cost-effective production of narrowly tolerated parts that have many beneficial characteristics. In certain cases, it is possible to optimize the mechanical properties even further by means of heat and surface treatment procedures.