KraussMaffei at Formnext for the First Time: New 3D Printing Division brings Industrialised Production Solutions to Market

We have something to add“. With this slogan, KraussMaffei presents newly developed solutions for additive manufacturing on an industrial scale for the first time at Formnext, the international industry trade show for additive production technologies.

KraussMaffei is a worldwide leader in plastics processing as an innovative technology partner for injection moulding, extrusion technology and reaction technology. “With additive manufacturing as the fourth technology, we create new opportunities both for established plastics processors and for companies that see their core competence in additive manufacturing and want to take a step towards industrial production of plastic parts,” explains Rolf Mack, Head of Additive Manufacturing at KraussMaffei. With this fourth technology, KraussMaffei has another production process at its disposal to offer its customers the best possible solution depending on their needs and requirements.

Innovative solutions for a wide variety of industries

The new powerPrint and precisionPrint products combine innovative technologies with longtime expertise from injection moulding and extrusion technology and thus open up new application fields in the industry. At formnext, we will demonstrate how intelligent end-to-end system concepts make it possible for our customers to scale additive manufacturing,” explains Mack.

powerPrint for large-scale additive manufacturing

powerPrint is an extruder-based system for processing thermoplastic granulate. It prints large-size components with volume up to 10 m3 to industrial standards. Optimal component properties are achieved at affordable material costs. In addition, short set-up times and the use of common software solutions for print preparation enable fast implementation from component design to print. High output capacity at fast print speeds ensures short throughput times of large components. PowerPrint benefits from KraussMaffei’s many years of expertise in plastic and extrusion to achieve the best possible printing results. This offers various industries new opportunities to produce near-net shape components efficiently. Typical application fields include mould-making, prototype construction and manufacturing of elements in furniture construction, and customized solutions for the water and supply infrastructure. In the foundry industry, fast, cost-effective manufacturing of moulds with 3D printing models also boosts productivity.

precisionPrint – the SL printer for industrial manufacturing

precisionPrint is a high-performance stereolithography solution. The highly automated system offers cost-effective production of components with the most stringent requirements for surface quality and detail resolution on an industrial scale. An innovative laser system and the sophisticated end-to-end system concept enable the series production of AM components at the lowest costs. The printer is ideal for short-run printing in the electrical and electronics industry, for example, connectors or customized solutions with the highest precision. The latter offers excellent added value among others in the medical industry, for example, for printing hearing aids or in the sports and leisure area.

KraussMaffei @ Formnext, Hall 11.1 Booth F21

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