Sinter-based additive manufacturing technologies

Additive manufacturing technologies can be divided into two categories, direct and indirect. The last is also known as sinter-based additive manufacturing and involves a two-step process. During this process, a green part is first printed using a sinter-based additive manufacturing technology, followed by debinding and sintering.

Advantages of sinter-based additive manufacturing are the high productivity and the fact that no support structures are needed, which strongly influences the surface quality of a component and reduces costly post-processing. In addition, the component properties achieved are comparable to the established MIM technology.

Lithography-based additive manufacturing component


Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing

LMM technology enables the production of high-precision small and micro metal components. It is best suited for applications up to 2 cm in length, width and height. The technology can achieve a very smooth surface with an Ra of 2 μm without post-processing as well as tolerances up to ± 0.05 mm (± 0.5 %).

Metal Binder Jetting Part


Metal Binder Jetting

Metal Binder Jetting is best suited for parts larger than 5mm in all dimensions. With MBJ, tolerances of ± 0.1 mm and a surface roughness of 3 μm can be achieved, making the process suitable for a wide range of parts from a variety of industries.

Cold Metal Fusion Part


Cold Metal Fusion

CMF technology enables the production of larger components than LMM and MBJ. This process is characterised by high productivity, but achieves not the same surface quality as LMM or MBJ.

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