AM Solutions combines all activities of the Rösler group regarding additive manufacturing. Beside the existing offerings in the field of 3D post processing (AM Solutions – 3D post processing), this company division will be expanded by AM Solutions – 3D printing services in September. The newly founded company (AM Solutions S.r.l.) based in Italy will offer a comprehensive service package in the field of 3D printing. These services not only cover engineering, including optimization of the product design for additive manufacturing, but also actual 3D printing services, mechanical post processing, surface finishing and quality control.
Additive manufacturing offers numerous advantages like the timely production of highly complex and individualized components without the requirement for expensive tooling. Since the manufacture of such components with conventional shaping methods is either impossible or extremely expensive, it is not surprising that additive manufacturing is rapidly expanding into all kinds of industries. Be it for aerospace, medical, automotive, tooling or any other industrial applications, the need for 3D printed components is growing at a brisk pace. The technical possibilities of AM regarding the creation of innovative and optimized components can best be exploited, when all critical additive manufacturing aspects are already taken into account during the design phase.
Additive thinking – from design to the finished product
That’s why the design phase is an essential part of the service portfolio of AM Solutions – 3D printing services. Equipped with state-of-the-art software and supporting equipment (for example, the simulation tool Altair, CAD software Siemens NX and GOM 3D scanner Atos) the specially trained company experts ensure that the design flexibilities and possibilities of the 3D printing technology are fully utilized for the tasks at hand. This applies equally to the complete engineering of components from scratch, the re-design of already existing work pieces for additive manufacturing, the validation of a product design or a topology optimization.
The components can be printed from different materials, for example different types of stainless steel, aluminum and titanium. The printing process takes place with state-of-the-art equipment like the EOS M 290 allowing component sizes of 250 x 250 x 325 mm. The fully automatic 3D printing process guarantees not only extremely high precision but also consistently high quality and absolute repeatability of the printing results.
If the 3D printed components require a subsequent machining step, the experienced specialists at AM Solutions – 3D printing services have access to a range of state-of-the art machining equipment like a DMG Mori 5-axis milling machine DMU 50.
Post Processing – added value by professional expertise
For post processing of the parts — the removal of powder residues and support structures to surface smoothing and polishing — the company is utilizing a wide range of technologies and processes. This includes the complete portfolio of AM Solutions – 3D post processing, which offers numerous benefits. For example, already during the design & engineering phase an assessment can be made, whether the customer requirements for a certain surface finish can be met, or whether a design modification is necessary. Depending on the task at hand, it is also possible to tweak existing processes or consumables in order to meet customer specifications. This know-how in the field of surface finishing helps prevent problems with the post processing stage and is key for a cost-effective additive manufacturing process. Last-but-not-least, the service portfolio also includes quality control of the components.
The official launch of AM Solutions – 3D printing services, located just outside of Milan in Concorezzo in Northern Italy, takes place during the RM Forum on September 11 and 12, 2019 at the Museum Alfa Romeo in Arese, Milan.