The success of motorsport teams stands and falls with the development of innovative solutions. Realization of such solutions is driven by topologically optimized components in lightweight construction, frequently enabled by technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM). Complex bionic structures generated by Additive Design and Manufacturing (ADM) open up new dimensions for the realization of lightweight construction and functional integration.
Currently, the demand for tailored solutions in medical technology is rising steadily. Whether individual implant or series part – medical devices must be available fast and cost-efficiently and must fit perfectly.
Being a fantasy several decades ago, today additive technologies have been successfully used for various different branches. The aerospace industry is one of the most promising markets for additive technologies since the issue of reduction of time and production costs is particularly pointed. Besides, this very industry has been developing due to revolutionary research and technology achievements.
The main areas are prototyping, production of samples and finished products. Complex metal parts of engines can now be 3-d-printed: other components such as improved turbine blades or fuel nozzles, impellers, swirler. The additive manufacturing process offers unimagined design possibilities in a faster and more flexible manner than conventional manufacturing.
Additive technologies are used in the oil and gas industry for three main application areas: rapid prototyping, fast repair and fast manufacturing. Fast repair of gas turbine components (gas turbine burners). New optimized fitting design for the oil and gas refining industry, manufacturing of nozzles. The additive manufacturing process is faster and more flexible than conventional manufacturing and brings unprecedented design possibilities.