Affordable geometrical freedom - FIT exhibits a 3D printed booth at formnext

(Lupburg, 2018-11-09) From November 13 to 16, the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group will again present its range of AM services at formnext, the leading trade show for Additive Manufacturing (AM). A special premiere this year is FIT's booth itself which has been conceived and manufactured in a unique design, using more than 700 3D printed connecting elements.

formnext marks the date in the year when AM industry showcases its latest technological developments around AM. The FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is part of the show again. This year's special trade show highlight is a 3D printed booth whose beehive structure in hexagons has been created by our own team of architects.

Unparalleled booth concept
The heart of the design is a 3D printed connecting element. This multifunctional node serves as a general aid to create big geometries in free forms at low costs. Two kilometers of standard aluminum rods have been transformed into an architecurally outstanding construction. Each connecting node has been individually designed by using mathematical algorithms. Various functions have been integrated into the nodes to serve as connector, cover, or cable duct. More than 700 of these magical nodes have been built into the construction. They are manufactured in polyamide from selective laser sintering (SLS) in more than 100 different variants.

A decent framework for many other highlights on display
The trade show appearance of FIT is centered around four key topics, 24 practical case studies, and more than 150 sample pieces to illustrate the enormous variety of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies. With the richness of options, another demand is emerging that FIT has recognized as essential: The need for guidance in the sheer endless universe of AM possibilities. "With our profound AM knowledge, we can give our customers objective and relevant advice anytime, as we are totally independent of machine manufacturers and technologies. We provide professional services and more than 50 AM machines to lead our customers from the idea to the final part in a direct line to success", explains Carl Fruth, founder and CEO FIT Additive Manufacturing Group.

Visitors are welcome at FIT Additive Manufacturing Group in Hall 3.1 at booth F88.

About the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group:
The FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a leading industry partner in the field of Additive Manufacturing. As a technology pioneer with around 25 years of experience, the company manufactures prototypes, production tools, 3D printed spare parts, as well as additively manufactured end components for a rich variety of verticals. The AM expert provides access every step of the value added chain, from additive design and engineering to production and professional finishing options. In addition, FIT is able to provide numerous conventional technologies such as CNC milling, injection molding, vacuum casting, or elastomer manufacturing. Group revenue in 2017 was EUR 25.4 million. FIT Additive Manufacturing Group currently employs 300 people, most of them at the company’s headquarters in Lupburg, Germany, but also in Brasov (Romania), Zhukovsky (Russian Federation) as well as in Peoria and Southborough/Boston (USA).

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