Materials

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

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.

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

Linus Tillmann

Membership & Technology Manager

Dr. Tina Schlingmann

Regional Director EMEA – DACH & NL

eos GmbH

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.

An update from our Materials working group

The following are involved in the Materials working group

1000 Kelvin

24IP Law Group

3D Systems

3YOURMIND

Additive Marking

AddUp

Ailoys GmbH

Alstom

AM Entrepreneur

AM POWER

AM Solutions

AMEXCI

Angel Trains

ANISOPRINT

Arburg

Arnold Fastening

Atum3D

autodesk

Axito GmbH

BAM

BASF

be on quality

Berger S2B

Bigrep

Bimed Center

Blue Production

CFK

Chromatic

Cirp

Constellium

Core Technologies

CTC

DB

DB Schenker

DiManEx

DMFG

DMRC

Durham University

DYE Mansion

Ensinger

Eos

Essentium

ExOne

Expertants

Faiveley

Fehrmann Alloys

Ferro Tec

Finnester

FIT

Fooke

Formlabs

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management GmbH

Fraunhofer IAPT

Fraunhofer ILT

Fraunhofer Kompetenzfeld Additive Fertigung

Gefertec

GS1 Germany

Guaranteed

H & H

Heraeus

HHLA

Hofmann

ILAS

iMAD

INM

inspire

Institut für Anaplastologie Velten & Hering GbR

IPC Polymers

JAMPT

Kimya

Knorr Bremse

KnowHow Wilhelm

Körber Pharma GmbH

KU LEUVEN

LaFT

LEHVOSS

Leupold Legal

MakerVerse

MANN+HUMMEL

materialise

Materion

Med Uni Graz

Mitsubishi Chemical Europe

Nematx

Neue Materialien Bayreuth

NS

ÖBB

OST FH

Ottobock

Paul Schockenmöhle Logistics

Photon AG

Plasmics

Plasser Robel

ponticon

Post Process GmbH

Pro Beam

PROTIQ

PTB

Qantos

QBIG 3D

Quantica

r3volution

RCS

Reinforce 3D

Rena

replique

RWTH

SBB CFF FFS

Siemens

simufact

SKZ

SLM

SNCF

Solidline

Spee3d

SRH

Stratasys

Synera

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG

Technische Universität Ilmenau

TH WILDAU

Tierklinik Lüsche

TIZ Implements

toolcraft

Trabtech

Trenitalia

trinckle

Trumpf

TU Berlin / Fachgebiet Raumfahrttechnik

Tüv Süd

UKM Universitätsklinikum Münster

Uni Basel

Universität Bayreuth – Campus Additive Innovationen

University Derby

ValCUN

Velo3D

voestalpine

VUB

Weisser

wiweb

Xerion Berlin Laboratories GmbH

Zeiss

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