Composite Extrusion Modeling
Composite extrusion modelling (CEM process) combines the metal injection moulding process (MIM process), which is already established worldwide, with the process technologies from additive manufacturing.
The basic features are oriented towards fused deposition modelling (FDM) as well as selective laser melting (SLM) and create an optimal fusion of conventional production with innovative additive manufacturing.
The result is a very simple process that is based on cost-effective and easily available injection moulding pellets and offers the freedom of additive manufacturing without moulds. The CEM process not only reduces material costs significantly, but also machine costs can be drastically reduced. Already known problems in metal production, such as residual stresses, are significantly reduced in the CEM process.