A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning

toolcraft unites seven divisions under one roof. An in-house project conducted with its partner Siemens demonstrates how these lines of business work together in a mutually beneficial way. The starting point was a mould for manufacturing a plastic component for the optical industry. The opportunities created by 3D metal printing allow new avenues to be Read more about A new age of injection moulding and mould making is dawning[…]

RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports component optimization

High costs during assembly, operations and maintenance can be avoided by optimization in the design phase, for joining technology too. The new 3D printing service RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports companies improving component design, reducing development costs and shortening time-to-market. In a very short time RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping facilitates producing a prototype Read more about RRP – REYHER Rapid Prototyping supports component optimization[…]

Additive manufacturing with liquid materials

The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes. Additive manufacturing is based upon the layered structure of a component. The production time therefore depends on the volume to be applied to the component. The geometric shape of the individual layers has Read more about Additive manufacturing with liquid materials[…]

3D metal printing now TÜV-tested

toolcraft has been manufacturing 3D-printed precision components since 2011. Operations started with a single machine and have now expanded to encompass ten. As a Tier 1 supplier, the company can map the entire process chain on its premises, from design and simulation to manufacture and machine finishing to optical, tactile, and non-destructive testing. The entire Read more about 3D metal printing now TÜV-tested[…]

The future of 3D metal printing

At the end of 2016, the county commissioner and the mayor participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for the new metal laser melting centre in Georgensgmünd. A little over one year later, the hall was occupied. Since then, 3D-printed precision components have been manufactured according to new standards. The centre meets all requirements of a modern Read more about The future of 3D metal printing[…]

G-Code for 3D Printing: What does it really mean for the print success?

G-Code for 3D printing: In order to build any object using a 3D printer, a plan is needed. The plan provides a critical guide to a successful print job. Also the plan directly influences the quality of the 3D printed object. It is therefore highly essential that the plan, which is developed for the print Read more about G-Code for 3D Printing: What does it really mean for the print success?[…]

Apium helping you know how to overcome the challenges in Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D Printing of High Performance Polymers

In field of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D printing technology is still the most widely adopted of all known 7 practice-based AM technologies. Its market size (Fig. 1), based on materials, is higher than for the rest of the AM technologies.  A key driver of this market size is the introduction of high Read more about Apium helping you know how to overcome the challenges in Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D Printing of High Performance Polymers[…]

FORMNEXT 2018: SLM Solutions Presents Comprehensive Solutions and Interesting Application Examples

At this year’s formnext, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing, SLM Solutions is presenting comprehensive solutions in selective laser melting. Visitors will be given exclusive insights into the complete SLM® product portfolio at booth D70 in hall 3.0: from machines to services to materials, supplemented by numerous application examples. The German-based company is also Read more about FORMNEXT 2018: SLM Solutions Presents Comprehensive Solutions and Interesting Application Examples[…]

Apium launches new materials

To leverage on Innovation, industries rely on materials and processing technologies. At Apium we recognize this task thus have meticulously kept working on our advanced Material Extrusion (FFF) 3D printing technology to ensure that industries can innovate. With the launch of our first-in-the- market PEEK filament in 2015 and other high performance polymeric materials afterwards, Read more about Apium launches new materials[…]

Additive Manufacturing

When economic or safety considerations rule out the use of powder materials in additive manufacturing, the option of wire-feed laser deposition welding resents itself. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen has developed a smart laser module for wire deposition welding, which can easily be integrated within existing process chains, handling systems or Read more about Additive Manufacturing[…]