The Swiss AM Guide presents innovative ideas and possibilities in the field of additive manufacturing based on real-world application examples. The Swiss AM Guide a publication of the AM Network Switzerland and pd|z of ETH Zurich.
18. October 2018
Vectoflow GmbH produces customized flow probes using additive manufacturing. The application impresses through its smart use of additive manufacturing in terms of design, size and material and was therefore included in the Swiss AM Guide 18 and received an award at the AMX.
4. October 2018
The combination of additive manufacturing, 3D scanning and innovative customization software enables Tailored Fits AG to manufacture individual ski boots. An application which was illustrated in the Swiss AM Guide 18 and awarded at the AM Expo 18.
23. July 2018
Besides hobbyists, makerspaces and laboratories, fused deposition modeling (FDM) can be employed for professional applications with a variety of different thermoplastics. Fabru GmbH demonstrates the use of FDM to manufacture injection molds in PEEK.
9. July 2018
Thanks to the combination of the particle foam EPP and the free design possibilities of 3D printing in toolmaking, an innovative lifestyle product with a new design was created from a conventional walking stick. This innovation was selected for the Swiss AM Guide 18.
2. July 2018
AMAR relates to a novel AM-based design concept enabling the development of AM metal parts featuring built-in electrical wires. The concept is successfully applied and has been awarded with the innovation prize at AM Expo 18.
26. June 2018
A check valve permits a fluid to flow in one direction only. This application was selected for the Swiss AM Guide 18, as it demonstrates how an iterative development process and the consideration of trade-offs result in a successful AM serial part.
21. March 2018
ALPA Capaul & Weber AG develops high-end medium format cameras. Starting from customized lens shades, the company successfully implemented additive manufacturing in a step-wise manner into its product portfolio.
12. March 2018
Additive manufacturing is applied by Sonova AG for mass-customizing hearing aids. For a worldwide supply Sonova AG make use of a distributed production network consisting of several manufacturing facilities in different parts of the world.
The Swiss AM Guide is a publication of the AM Network Switzerland and pd|z of ETH Zurich.
The Swiss AM Guide presents innovative ideas and possibilities in the field of additive manufacturing based on real-world application examples. The featured showcases illustrate how business models, the design of parts and products as well as the employed manufacturing routes can be «rethought» using various additive processes. The examples deal with different applications and address the challenges and opportunities when implementing additive manufacturing in an integrated value-chain. The Swiss AM Guide also provides an overview of research institutions in Switzerland, which are active in the field of additive manufacturing.
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