Industrial Finishing Solutions for AM Automotive Applications

presented by Maximilian Kraus, DyeMansion GmbH

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to revolutionize the future of manufacturing. As for the production of polymer plastic parts this means not only challenging, but keeping up with the status quo, injection molding. In order to achieve this, AM has to change for the better along its whole value chain and improve part design, part building and part finishing.

Especially in the automotive branch applications are exposed to extreme conditions such as exceptional UV loads – the solution to this problem is a matter of post-processing.

The surface finish quality of parts directly from a 3D-printer requires several steps of post-processing before integrated in a car: surfaces need perfect haptical properties, colors need to be UV-stable and have to fulfill a certain color fastness.

The combined three-step DyeMansion ‘Print-to-Product’ workflow enables scaling from prototyping or small series to high-volume manufacturing.

Based on customer case studies Maximilian Kraus gives an overview of the current situation as well as an outlook of what to come.

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What drives you?
The driving force of our company and our vision is to challenge conventional manufacturing technologies.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
We see a very big potential in powder-bed technologies as those really allow freedom of design.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
We are sure that powder-bed printing technologies will be an accepted way of manufacturing for diverse industries.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Keeping the three pillars of AM – Design, Build and Finish – always connected and balanced.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
AM has the potential to revolutionize the future of manufacturing.

About DyeMansion GmbH

DyeMansion is a Munich, Germany-based company offering finishing systems that turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products.

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