AIM3D GmbH is a spin-off company from the University of Rostock with the aim to drastically reduce the cost of the additive manufacturing of metal parts.
During their work, the founders of AIM3D GmbH often dealt with many different types of additive manufacturing processes for plastics, but also for metals and ceramics. During this time, they realized that the industrial transfer of additive manufacturing techniques often failed due to the high material costs, especially when it came to the manufacturing of metal parts.
For this reason, AIM3D GmbH was founded not just with the aim of simply building another 3D printer, but to overcome the limitations of materials and to revolutionize the additive manufacturing market from a cost point of view. In order to make this possible, AIM3D GmbH has designed a printer which offers the customer the opportunity to use multiple types of material on one machine and which is much more cost-efficient than current metal printers.
Our top priority is to design customer- and problem-orientated products. We are therefore always happy to hear from you. If you cannot find your desired material on our website, we will most likely still be able to find a solution together – just reach out to us!
Our guiding principle
With this aim in mind, we set out 3 years ago to design an extruder that is compatible with multiple types of materials. Our vision is a system that can become the driving force of additive manufacturing and the machine tool of the 21st century. Just as every lathe and every milling center, our machine should not be dependent on its own individual ecosystem, but should be able to work with standard materials and tools, thus massively reducing the costs of additive manufacturing. The result of this vision so far is a 3D printer that uses the CEM process to handle both metals as well as plastics and is much cheaper than comparable metal printers.
What makes us unique
The core of our printers is the patented* AIM3D CEM E-1 extruder, which can process nearly any type of granular material up to a diameter/length of 3 mm and is able to provide a constant supply of material. The extruder is also extremely wear-resistant due to the high-performance materials that it is made up of. Because of this, there are almost no limitations regarding the desired choice of material, be it stainless steel, hard metals, non-ferrous metals or plastics, such as ABS or PLA.
For you as a customer, this has several advantages: You no longer have to buy expensive plastic filament or metal powder, but can now use cost-efficient pellets. This means that you can finally use the same material for your prototypes as you would use for your final products! This also means that you do not need to adapt your production steps any more – simply use your desired material with our system. No longer use just any material system that suits your needs as good as possible… use your material system!
* patent pending