What can metal 3D printing do? What can it not do?

It is capable of a lot, but of course not everything - we are honest (who can do everything...?)
Here are some application examples for you.

Diverse and individual application possibilities

Where can you apply and successfully use metal 3D printing in your company? Depending on the branch and company, there is a wide range of possible applications for metal 3D printing.

Branches: Mechanical engineering, tools making, automotive, dental, medical, aerospace

Possible applications: Product development, prototyping, industrial production of individual parts, small or large series, research and development

Hofmann & Stirner Tooling

Design by: Hofmann & Stirner Zuführsysteme GmbH, One Click Metal

Material: Stainless steel

Advantages from additive manufacturing:

  • Component combination: the number of components to be manufactured could be reduced by AM
  • Individuality: many similar components can be easily adapted and manufactured
  • Cost savings: reduced costs thanks to AM compared to milling production, which requires a lot of time and effort to manufacture the components
  • Production time: the production time was reduced from six weeks to two days by AM

AMCADEMY-Hook

Design by: Michael Volk

Material: Stainless steel

Advantages from additive manufacturing:

  • Topology-optimized for a high carrying capacity and low weight
  • Cost-efficient geometry, which can only be realized and produced using AM

GE-Bracket

Design by: Michael Volk

Material: Stainless steel

Advantages from additive manufacturing:

  • Topology-optimized for a high carrying capacity and low weight
  • Cost-efficient geometry, which can only be realized and produced using AM