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Mobility (automotive, aerospace)

Lightweight structures produced using intelligent additive manufacturing methods combine high rigidity values with less weight. The cost-effective production of complex parts and the continuous improvement of material properties open the door to new options for applications in aerospace and automotive engineering.

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SikaBaffle®, produced with the German RepRap x500

Additive Manufacturing for Customized Ride Comfort

Using the German RepRap x500 3D printer speeds up development processes for functional structural components at Sika Automotive. A wide variety of…

Certification mark

Assured quality for additive manufacturing sites

TÜV SÜD and DB have developed a certification scheme for AM suppliers of spare parts and finished components. The scheme ensures consistent and…

Aviation and Aeronautics

Metal-based additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry

Aircraft engine manufacturers are among the early users of metal-based additive manufacturing. Learn how ASCO achieves a weight reduction of 31% and…


Automotive market: New opportunities with SLM technology

Metal-based additive manufacturing is revolutionizing the automotive market. From high-performance racing cars to production vehicles, the advantages…

wear-resistant igus gears from the 3D printer

wear-resistant igus gears from the 3D printer

If time and costs involved in the production of prototypes pile up, it can become economically challenging for start-ups. The high-tech company…

A prototype for the windscreen wiper of an Airbus helicopter: Produced quickly and cost-effectively

Prototypes for Airbus Helicopter with X400

The world's leading helicopter manufacturer Airbus relies on the X400 3D printer from German RepRap to produce prototypes for windscreen wipers…

New SlipRing-Assembly-Rotors (SRA-Rotor) based on AMAR design concept ©CSEM SA

Parts featuring built-in electrical wires

AMAR relates to a novel AM-based design concept enabling the development of AM metal parts featuring built-in electrical wires. The concept is…

Laser sintered ventilation system, 0.5 to 0.6 mm wall thickness, polyamide PA-HF

Long-haul flight with laser-sintered battery cooling system

Solar aviation requires pioneering achievements - in any discipline. Complex flow-optimized ducts of a cooling system are additively manufactured and…

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