Additive elements – a Munich based additive manufacturing start-up – has developed the first completely ecological material for 3D printing (binder-jetting-process)
Available Materials for 3D printing are based on fossil or limited resources and can involve risks for health as well as expensive disposal processes. All these limitations will be changed by the new material.
„It has always been a dream of mine to develop an ecological impeccable material system which is also harmless to health. After eleven months of research and development we succeeded. We are proud to make a contribution to our environment and change the way of additive manufacturing.“ Says additive elements head of R&D Johannes Günther.
The material system contains solely inert resources and commodities with FDA approval. In addition, the powder is 100% recyclable and the built products can be easily disposed. This creates additional advantages compared to traditional materials. The binder-jetting process enables the production of up to 4 meter large parts in a single print, making this the perfect fit for applications like interior, architecture and furniture manufacturing.
„I wanted to include 3D printing in by business for a long time. The new material system finally makes it possible to use the technology in my branch of industry.“ Explains Jürgen Baumgärtner, owner of the shop fitting company Baumgärtner Einrichtungen Partner of additive elements.
The Material system will be available later this year. Additive elements not only sells the material, but also supports its client’s first steps into additive manufacturing and in questions about productions limitations and possibilities.
„We want to address clients, who don’t have a lot experience in the 3D printing sector, like architects shop fitters, interior designers and many more. Therefore it is necessary to provide an all-round-service.“ Elucidates Thilo Kramer, founder of additive elements.
Until the sales launch the system is getting optimized for the largest 3D printing machines. Also, additive elements is researching different surface finishing options that fit special applications. This is happening together with their partners Trindo and DyeMansion. And of course 100% ecological.