Materials

When it comes to higher accuracies, better components, new technologies and new AM applications, there is no getting around one topic: MATERIALS

materials
market-needs

In additive manufacturing the range of materials is even greater than the number of different technologies. It is for this reason that in this working group we bundle our interests to better understand the market and to advance AM together.

Our mission: We want to drive the industrialization of AM and inspire new approaches for the topic of materials. To achieve this we use the potential of the network to identify customer needs and market trends. In Addition we provide technological expertise and guidelines within the network.

Head of Working Group

Dr. Tina Schlingmann

EOS

Arvid Eirich

Director Finance, Sales and Technology

In the MATERIALS working group more than 60 different companies cooperate in the following six focus groups:

Market Needs

This focus group is a kind of steering tool: acting like a funnel it collects, filters and prioritizes the market needs from the entire network for the individual focus groups.

Elastomers

Can you 3d print rubber? And where can I find the existing elastomers on the market? To give users a better orientation, this focus group is developing a material compass on weboostam.com

Testing Methods

What are AM specific testing methods? Are there technologically determined material properties that are not taken into account in conventional testing methods? To answer these questions, the focus group is developing a database on weboostam.com

Technical Standards

This focus group is all about standardization, guidelines and standards in 3D printing. To gather existing knowledge, a database with all technical standards in additive manufacturing in cooperation with DIN, ISO, ASTM and the VDI was created on weboostam.com

High Performance Polymers

This group focuses on one big picture: flame retardant polymers for rail. Material developers, machine manufacturers and eight European state railroads are developing a better understanding of the necessary tests and required material properties in the EN45545 standard in the cooperation RAILiability & friends.

Metals

Is industrial additive manufacturing actually reproducible and reliable? Can we trust this technology? These questions were this focus group’s motivation for a round robin test on LBPF with AlSi10Mg. The summary of all results is available for download for all MGA members since October 2020 and for sale as a study for all non-members.

The following are involved in the working group

Additive Drives
Materion
Lucchini
Neue Materialien Bayreuth
Post Process GmbH
Spee3d
Solidline
OST FH
SNCF
Fehrmann Alloys
DMRC
BAM
AMR Trading
ExOne
Guaranteed
NS
Expertants
simufact
Mitsubishi Chemical Europe
JAMPT
inspire
Hofmann
BIONIC PRODUCTION
Ultimaker
Stratasys
SKF
Quintus
GMH Gruppe
Faiveley
BeAM
3D Systems
LZS
Hachtel
Brose
Bigrep
Blue Production
SLM
iGo3D
voestalpine
materialise
HP
Berger
Volkswagen
SJ
AMEXCI
BASF
Chromatic
DB
DSM
Eos
DYE Mansion
Fraunhofer Kompetenzfeld Additive Fertigung
Fraunhofer IAPT
GKN
INM
LEHVOSS
ÖBB
Photon AG
Siemens
SBB CFF FFS
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Trenitalia
Tüv Süd