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3D printing for additive manufacturing

3D printing process, 3D printer, filament or printing material, etc. for modern mechanical engineering and special industries

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Glass & ceramics for industry

Technical glass for displays or panes as well as high-performance ceramics, industrial ceramics, engineering ceramics or as a symbiosis of glass ceramics

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plastics as an alternative

Polymers, elastomers, duroplastics, thermoplastics, polystyrene, etc. extend the service life of your newly developed products.

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Metals for mechanical engineering

Steel, copper and precious metals, alloys or aluminum for lightweight construction as well as profiles, bent parts or laser parts for the development of new industrial goods

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Composites for new properties

High-performance compounds, natural fiber compounds, glass fiber reinforced plastics, thermoplastic composites and fiber composites

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Surface Technology

Surface technology for the coating

Coatings by painting, powder coating as well as PVC coatings, surface refinement, dosing, lasering give robustness and shine

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Modern materials, materials and sustainable processes

Here you will find modern new ones Materials, Technologies and Process for their treatment or processing for mechanical and plant engineering as well as many other branches of industrial production, including materials such as glass, ceramics, plastics, Metals and Composites as well as procedures like 3D pressure and Surface Technology.

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Brand new materials and processes

The development of modern Materials and processes for industrial applications are decisively characterized by energy saving, lightweight construction, environmental protection and sustainability. Material developers and researchers work on the performance and cost efficiency of new materials. And so materials science and materials science are subject to constant change and new alloys of steel or innovative filaments for 3D printing are being created, for example. Of course, all these materials also have to be processed. In addition, we examine manufacturing processes, the processing of raw materials and technologies for shaping, etc.

Materials and processes for special industries

The following materials and processes are for specific industries like that Automotive industry, Renewable Energy, Technical Building Services, Medical Technology, Microsystems Technology been developed. You will also find new materials here, which Applied research has developed.

  • The metal 3D printer is being used more and more in production. Instead of waiting days or weeks for traditional machining, metal parts can now be 3D printed almost instantly in hours and without additional tools. Precision parts and assemblies can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively. The article presents novelties and...
  • Frenzelit offers a molded part made from the Novaform fiber gasket that prevents galvanic corrosion. It galvanically decouples surfaces from metals in vehicles. The molded part is a cost-effective and effective alternative to common corrosion protection such as painting.  
  • The manufacture of artificial heart valves has made significant advances in recent years and a variety of methods and materials are available for their manufacture. In a research project, Fergal Coulter produced a bio-inspired artificial heart valve using 3D printing. This article describes how to perform a computed tomography survey in additive manufacturing...
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has developed a material testing method and a simulation method for elastomer materials that can be used to improve the performance and service life of components in offshore wind turbines. The material simulation analyzes how the materials behave over the lifetime of a turbine.  
  • BASF is showing its innovative, super-slim high-performance insulation Slentite and Slentex. With their material properties, the new generation of energy-efficient thermal insulation materials based on airgel are suitable for slim concrete facades in residential buildings and as high-performance insulation material in the automotive sector.  

Materials and processes for machines and systems

The engineering of the modern material goes hand in hand with an efficient process that can process it. That happens especially in Machinery and plant engineering to carry. We report below on both sides: Innovations of new materials and new processes for their processing:

CNC control for research in bending technology

Mitsubishi CNC control bending technologyAt the TUM the processing of new materials with existing production methods in bending technology has been taken on. Using the practical example of a free-form bending machine from  J. New plays the IoT CNC control module DAU from Mitsubishi Electric an essential role. At the Chair of Forming Technology and Casting of Prof. Dr.-Ing Wolfram Volk, research is currently being carried out on projects that could bring decisive further developments for bending technology.

Find the right plain bearing material with the Iglidur configurator

Igus IglidurWhen it comes to wear-resistant tribo-polymers, users have Igus the agony of choice. The plastics specialist now has one for small series or series production in injection molding, a prototype from the 3D printer or semi-finished products Offline configurator Developed for its 39 Iglidur standard materials: The user can determine the appropriate material using templates. An Iglidur expert system is also available for the selection and calculation of the service life.


Machine beds are used as a stable base for the assembly and fixation of various machines such as metal cutting machines, machining centers or Robot deployed. The ones used for this Materials have individual properties that show their advantages depending on the application. The Mineral casting machine bed for example, is suitable for high-precision machines, for example. Below you will find new innovations for machine frames and beds.

Durcrete mineral casting machine bed


The Schaeffler Group presented on the Automatica 2023 a novel system for additive manufacturing for industry. The multi material 3D printers offer limitless potential for unique material combinations and functional integration, free design creation and fast market reactions in additive manufacturing.

Schaeffler additive manufacturing


The Metal 3D printer moves more and more into production. Instead of waiting days or weeks for traditional machining, metal parts can now be machined almost instantly in hours and without additional Tools 3D print. Precision parts and assemblies can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively. The article presents novelties and applications of 3D printing for Metals before like the first steel engine in just one component.

PTC 3d print engine


The importance of sustainability in the plastics industry is growing. Recycling is becoming more and more important. Companies like Igus are increasingly focusing on environmentally friendly solutions and contributing to changing the plastics industry. The motion plastics specialist shows how the use of high-performance plastics can have a positive impact on the circular economy. Read how sustainable plastics and their production CO2-neutral can be.

Igus Chainge sustainability program

ahc01141As was common in the industry at the beginning, aluminum components were previously powder coated black. After a short time in use, the parts returned for maintenance showed clear signs of wear. They no longer looked like new. Inspired by a consultation with an AHC sales representative, Antonio Tundo decided to take a new path for the Grip Factory products and have the aluminum parts of his camera equipment hard-anodized using the "hard coat" process.

wzr0315With the "sol-gel" coatings of its new "Cercoat" product line, WZR Ceramic Solutions can specifically optimize the surface quality of metallic, glass and polymer workpieces and semi-finished products. The range of properties that can be achieved is enormous, since the coatings, which are available in three groups, can be modified in many ways. Manufacturers, developers and suppliers are thus offered considerable potential for improvement in terms of surface technology.

The demand for new sustainable plastics that are also recyclable is increasing. This also applies to thermoplastics, which is common in the Automotive industry be used. In addition to a material modeling technology that measures the proportion of carbon in Plastic Reduced by 60%, you will find further thermoplastic innovations here, with which, among other things, weight can be saved and other advantages opened up. 

Hexagon Sumika Thermoplastics


Conducting hot gases and vapors safely at up to 850 ° C - for many manufacturers of components for process industry provides the austenitic stainless steel 1.4550 / 347H the solution. To meet the increasing demand, has Ugitech from the Schmolz + Bickenbach Group has expanded its broad stainless steel portfolio to include the UGI 4550, making it one of only three suppliers in Europe.

Ugitech austenitic steel


The engineering plastic polyamide Above all, it offers high strength, good oil resistance and is very durable. the BASF has recently expanded its portfolio with a flame-retardant PA66 polyamide type. In strong orange one comes to the strong dye demand in the Automotive sector to. You can find these and other polyamide innovations below:

BASF Polyamide


Sherpa Robotics sets with his camera controlled Six-axis robot for the automated loading of components on CNC machines machine frame made from epument mineral casting Rampf Machine Systems. The epoxy resin bonded material ensures the necessary stability of the “Sherpaloader” with a very good ecological balance. Not least because from now on the mineral cast will be produced without the addition of hard coal fly ash. 

Rampf machine frame


For sealing and encapsulating components, the Rampf group the material, the machines and the processing, in short the entire range. The 2-component polymer systems are based on polyurethane, epoxy or silicone. When it comes to mixing and dosing systems, the company is a leader and with contract manufacturing, the appropriate service is not neglected. Below you will find the news on this with a focus on the materials such as Liquid seal, adhesive and potting compound

Rampf liquid seal filter


Whether additive manufacturing, generative manufacturing or rapid prototyping, components are manufactured in these processes on one 3D printer. Meanwhile he is 3D Print arrived a little further in the industry and is therefore also suitable for series and mass production. Here we present innovations and applications of 3D printers for plastics before:

Fraunhofer 3D printer large area