Business Area Additive Manufacturing
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING 

  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM ®)
  • Laser Metal Deposition welding, laser-guided arc and double-wire deposition welding
  • Micro-Stereolithograhpy
  • Aerosol Jet Printing
  • Two-Photon-Polymerization (2PP)

 

Advantages of additive manufacturing processes

  • Fit for the future: Additive manufacturing processes for the Industry 4.0 can optimize your production processes.
  • Resource-efficient: Be it metals, plastics or multi-materials: Use exactly the amount of material that is required for the component. 
  • Cost-efficient: From batch size 1 to serial production – manufacturing with less material and minimum waste.

 

Our strength: Bundled expertise under one umbrella

We are researching, developing and optimizing additive manufacturing processes as a cross-section topic in almost all R&D departments. No matter what your question is: Our physicists, chemists, biologists, and mechanical and electrical engineers work together across the disciplines and departments to create your custom solution. They cover the whole spectrum of relevant disciplines:

  • Materials and processes
  • Production and system technology
  • Surface technology
  • Biofabrication
  • and many more

 

Applications

 

Manufacturing processes: Micro-Stereo-lithography, double-wire deposition welding
and Selective Laser Melting (SLM®)

Component: Model of the Lower Saxony Arena

Material: Stainless and mild steel, polymers

Scales: Micro to macro

Fields of application: Industrial manufacturing and production

 

Manufacturing process: Selective Laser
Melting (SLM®)

Component: Ring resonator

Material: Magnesium

Scale: Micro to macro

Fields of application: Industrial manufacturing and production

 

Manufacturing process: Selective Laser
Melting (SLM®)

Component: Cochlea implant elektrodes

Material: Nickel-titan (shape memory alloy)

Scale: Micro

Field of application: Medical implants

 

Manufacturing process: Micro-Stereolithography

Component: Model of the Eiffel Tower

Material: Acrylates

Scale: Micro

Field of application: Polymer processing

 

Manufacturing process: Two-Photon-Polymerization (2PP)

Component: Scaffolds

Material: Ormosil

Scale: Nano

Fields of application: Medicine and biotechnology

 

Manufacturing process: Two-Photon-Polymerization (2PP)

Component: Micro gearing mechanism

Material: Polymer

Scale: Micro to nano

Field of application: Polymer processing

 

Manufacturing process: Two-Photon-Polymerization (2PP)

Component: Model of a middle ear prosthesis

Material: Photo-polymer

Scale: Micro to nano

Field of application: Medical implants

 

Manufacturing process: Laser Metal Deposition Welding (LMD)

Component: Turbine blade

Material: PWA 1426

Scale: Macro

Field of application: Repair of metal components