Additive manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing is the process of adding materials, usually layer upon layer, to make complex 3D components. KMWE closely cooperates with K3D / AddFab to offer engineering and 3D metal printing services based on selective laser melting. Unique features of 3D printing include weight reduction and design of complex and free form internal cooling channels. Some metals are difficult to machine, but can be printed more easily. This requires less material and gives less waste, without compromising on quality.

Next to the selective laser melting technology KMWE also has access to Cladding and EBAM technologies to create ‘Near Net Shape’ structures. Unlike the selective laser melting technologies, which yields no more than a few cubic centimeters per hour and requires costly equipment, these additive manufacturing technologies can be relatively fast and cost-effective for a specific range of applications.

 

Our Additive Manufacturing services include:

  • Topology optimization and engineering services
  • Prototyping both 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) and machining
  • Business case validation