Especially in the area of special machinery, the 3D printing process offers significant advantages. The 3D printing technique enables a decentralized supply of spare parts, cost-efficient custom-made products even at low production quantities and a high potential when it comes to the design of components.
Our printers are specifically designed for prototypes and small-scale productions, as there material properties can be adapted freely. The CEM process (composite extrusion modeling) designed by us is based on the use of pellets which are conventionally used for injection molding and which are thus available for a wide range of materials at a fairly low cost. Hence, the process uses a material that is designed for mass production and has proven itself a million times over. When it comes to the material properties, you should therefore not have to deal with any unexpected interruptions or failures during the production of custom-made parts. Furthermore, our printed and subsequently sintered components show no directional dependency when it comes to the strength of the parts.
There are also plastic pellets available, so the ExAM system will also be able to process almost any type of plastic. This finally makes our printer into an all-in-one system.
A further capability of our CEM process is the option to print hollow components or components filled with honeycomb structures. This enables the production of lightweight structures, which is not possible with conventional 3D metal printers.