Reproducible quality and cost-efficient functionality are criteria that a component must satisfy if it wants to ensure sustainable increase in value as a final product. In this context, additive technologies such as selective laser sintering (SLS or Laser Powder Bed Fusion PBF-LB/P), laser melting (LM or Laser Powder Bed Fusion PBF-LB/M), or stereolithography (SLA) offer innovative manufacturing solutions, but require an awareness and understanding of the manufacturing for the design and engineering steps. As a result, we tend to refer to ADM components (where ADM stands for “additive design and manufacturing“) in this respect.
The path to a 3D printed end product is a long and bumpy one. As a certified partner for the automotive, aerospace, as well as medical technology industries, we know where the risks and dangers lurk along this path. And, we guide you safely past them, directly to the goal.
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The dental technology specialist Oventus Medical, in cooperation with the Australian research agency CSIRO, developed a customized, additive manufacture mouthpiece that protects patients suffering from sleep apnea from fatal breathing pauses. As a specialist in the additive manufacturing of medical components and thanks to our certification under EN ISO 13485 we were able to develop a process for the additive serial production of the mouthpiece in titanium on our EBM (or PBF-EB/M) systems for Oventus.
Our experts in additive design perfectly know the specific requirements 3D printing implies for a successful data model. Working closely together with you, we use complex software systems to develop components with optimized structures and topologies to save weight, integrate functions, or reduce complexity. A final simulation of all relevant forces ensures that the virtual data model will fulfill its function in real life. A successful design will then be perfectly built using the defined AM technology.
Additive manufacturing is the perfect technology for "lot size one". However, many functional and quality requirements have to be fulfilled which can be achieved only by a qualified manufacturing process. In accordance with your specifications, budget, and application we adapt an existing design for AM or develop a totally new AM-compliant design. We assist you from the choice of technology, application-oriented engineering to the production including quality assurance.
Individualization is a megatrend of our time. There are numerous applications where a customized product provides a great deal of added value, for which customers are prepared to pay more. Additive manufacturing is the key to the efficient production of customized individual parts. But, uniqueness does not suffer confusion. That's why we use tried and tested manufacturing processes for your customized ADM components, even for large quantities.