Metal 3D printing technology is gaining more and more traction in the industrial field. The aerostructures supplier Premium AEROTEC holds a leading position within its sector for this technology. To consolidate this position and to expand the company’s capabilities beyond aviation, Premium AEROTEC is starting a joint project with experienced partners EOS, the leading technology supplier for industrial 3D printing, and Daimler, the renowned automotive manufacturer. Together, they will develop the next generation of additive manufacturing (AM) in their NextGenAM project. Via this cooperation, the companies are laying the foundations for the implementation of this technology in large-scale serial manufacturing.
The objective of the project is to progress the automation of the entire industrial 3D printing process. For this, the NextGenAM project team will check the entire additive manufacturing process to see whether parts of it can be automated, from the delivery of metal powder to the processing stages after the build process itself. By this measure, the partners hope to gain significant cost advantages and important foundations in order to use this technology for large-scale serial manufacturing in the future.
“We are currently the leader for metal 3D printing in the aerospace industry,” saidDr. Thomas Ehm, the CEO of Premium AEROTEC. “Now, we need to continue developing this technology extensively in order to expand its application spectrum significantly. Together with our partners, we can thus ensure state-of-the-art technology for our industry.”
Dr. Hans J. Langer, Founder and CEO EOS Group stated: “We are proud to be part of such a forward-looking project alongside Premium AEROTEC and Daimler. This underlines the growing footprint of industrial 3D printing in serial production.”
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