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Lightweight structures produced using intelligent additive manufacturing methods combine high strength values with reduced weight. Low-cost production of complex parts and improved material properties open up new possibilities in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

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The BICAR together with its two inventors, Hans-Jörg Dennig (left) and Adrian Burri (right)

A sustainable Electric vehicle

Using additive manufacturing, Share your BICAR AG and the ZHAW Center for Product and Process Development in Zurich are creating a true innovation…

AM Mountain bike part made of titanium: demonstrator for lightweight design & fatigue strength

Mountain bike part: Lightweight design & fatigue strength

Additive manufacturing offers completely new possibilities in the design of parts. Thanks to hollow structures, material can be saved. But can the…

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…

Gears of VBZ trams for the terminal station display

Gear for tram terminal station displays

With the sintered gear, the display of terminal stations within trams can be repaired. In light boxes, the gear transports the film with each…

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…