Applications of our customers for industrial
3D printing (FFF/FDM)
Additive manufacturing of medical devices
Orthotics from the 3D printer
The use of 3D printing in medical technology allows medical aids to be personalized based on body scans. This means that medical aids can be tailored to the individual patient and thus provide the patient a perfect fit. Individual aids can be produced in plastic 3D printing in a very short time thanks to multi-nozzle technology.
- 3D printing allows for economical single-part production.
- On-site production is possible in a clinic or an orthopedic center.
- For the first time, large parts can be produced overnight.
Medical devices from PP filament
In a ZIM feasibility study, the application of 3D printing with multi-nozzle technology for the manufacturing of medical devices made of PP filament was investigated in collaboration with cooperation partner PPprint. The material has already received certification for use with medical technology. The project successfully validated the processability of multi-nozzle technology. A process time reduction of 71 percent was demonstrated using the example of a leg splint. Furthermore, the effects of multi-nozzle technology led to an increase in strength in z-direction, resulting in almost direction-independent (isotropic) properties.
- 71% reduction in process time
- Isotropic material properties in parts
- 3D printing with certified plastics
Fast 3D printing of manufacturing aids
Up to 75% faster print times with multi-nozzle technology!
In the construction of sailing ships, printed plastic parts (such as fairleads) are used. These initially serve as placeholders that are later replaced. The placeholders are used to position holes and check fits, for example, until the final parts are delivered. The use of 3D printing with multi-nozzle technology enables spontaneous and rapid production of auxiliary parts, ensuring that assembly does not come to a halt in the event of supply chain delays.
- 51% reduction in process time
- Auxiliary part production is flexible.
- Prevention of assembly downtime
Industrial 3D printing
Economical series production by processing plastic pellets
MP2 Carbon, our pilot customer, requires molds to be utilized as a lost core in the production of CFRP air filter boxes. The use of pellets for plastic 3D printing enables for lucrative unit costs. At the same time, high surface quality requirements must be met. Even when using low-cost plastic pellets, the customer’s quality requirements can be met by using valve nozzle technology. The surface quality of filament-based 3D printing can be combined with the cost advantages of plastic pellets by avoiding filament pulling and incorrect dispensing.
- High surface quality achieved using valve nozzle technology
- Demand-driven production with no inventory costs
- Economical production of small batches using 3D printing
3D printing as an ecological alternative to metal-cutting production of molds
3D-printed laminating molds are suitable for the additive manufacturing of fiber-reinforced plastic shoe insoles. 3D printing offers significant cost savings compared to CNC molds. Furthermore, 3D printing provides a high degree of flexibility for mold adjustments.
- 3D printing reduces material consumption by 64%.
- Pellet-based printing reduces material costs by 79%
- Manufacturing in our printing service.
Design for additive manufacturing
Design development and additive manufacturing of housing components for electronic products
We are developing a housing for intercom systems suitable for 3D printing. In collaboration with our pilot customer Sittig Technologies GmbH, we developed a 3D printable housing design for an intercom system. Considering the prerequisites for use in airports and train stations, a modern design with an integrated touch display could be implemented. Our customer benefited greatly from our multi- nozzle additive manufacturing technology:
- Low assembly effort due to integral design
- Cost-efficient manufacturing using 3D printing
- Customized delivery quantities starting from a batch size of one
3D printed plastic architectural models
From BIM model to 3D printed part
We use plastic 3D printing to create display models of your building conceptual designs. To accomplish this, we convert your virtual models into a 3D printing design and then scale them using 3D printing. Buildings with multiple floors can be manufactured modularly and have the ability to get disassembled, giving you and your customers a unique view of the interiors.
- Generation of models and data formats suitable for 3D printing
- Creation of modular building models
- Production of scale models you can touch and feel
3D printing city and terrain models from geodata
In this case, a city model based on geodata was created and 3D printed for Hamburg’s nightlife district St.Pauli. The Millerntor stadium, the media bunker, and the Rindermarkthalle, among other structures, are depicted to scale around the Heiligengeistfeld. For project planning and presentations, use detailed city models.
- 3D printable terrain model generation
- 3D printing design of the city model
- Production of true-to-scale models