All IRPD technologies

The main distinguishing feature of AM technologies compared to conventional manufacturing processes lies in the possibility of producing almost any complex geometries as needed. This makes it possible to produce component sections or functional components that can only be manufactured in conventional manufacturing through a variety of manufacturing or assembly steps, or that cannot be machined at all, depending on the component geometry. Below you will find a selection of AM technologies that we can use to comply with your requirements.

Selective laser melting

With the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) method, components are made from a fine metal powder. These typically include different steel, aluminum and titanium alloys. This technology is widely used in the manufacture of complex components. In a short time, resilient components can be produced for innovative product solutions. Patient-specific implants in medical technology and tool making application with close contour cooling are just two examples of the great potential of selective laser melting technology.

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Selective laser sintering

The Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process for producing prototypes and small series of plastics is our core competence in addition to the SLM process for metals. This manufacturing process allows large geometric freedom - and so-called support geometries are not required. Complex components with sophisticated undercuts, integrated channels or movable components can be fully tool-free with selective laser sintering in the shortest possible time.

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3D printing (3DP)

3DP or polyjet technology is especially suitable for first design patterns and visualization models. Liquid photopolymers are applied in fine layer thicknesses with high accuracy and cured in the same step using a UV lamp. The components are characterized by a very smooth surface and a high level of detail. Different colors and rubber-like materials can be processed in one work process.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Thermoplastics are generally used in Fused Deposition Modeling . This technology allows components to be quickly realized in original materials such as ABS, PETG, PC or PP.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Components manufactured with the stereolithography process are characterized by a high level of detail accuracy and smooth surfaces. This technique is preferred for creating architectural, design and watch models.

Vacuum differential pressure casting (VDD)

The vacuum differential pressure casting (VDD) process is suitable for the production of cast blanks made of aluminum, zinc and bronze alloys. In order to generate mating surfaces, bores, threads and undercuts, the blanks are then subjected to post-processing.