Additive manufacturing

Combining experience and innovation: metal 3D printing for prototypes, short series and tailor-made parts.

What it is

At Ecrimesa Group we have integrated Additive Manufacturing into our production practice for the fabrication of prototypes before making the mould, design studies with prototypes, speeding up the MIM process, and the fabrication of short series of pieces with complex geometries.

Combining experience and know-how with innovation: Additive manufacturing and Ecrimesa Group

Experience

We use Additive Manufacturing in the fabrication of prototypes for case studies of viability and process, as well as in the fabrication of metal parts with complex geometry.

We print prototypes before making the mold, with the most similar characteristics possible to those obtained by using MIM.

We offer our clients design studies with prototypes before making the actual mold.

We speed up the MIM process through studies on prototypes (positioning of sintering, deforming studies, defects, etc).

We fabricate short series of pieces with complex geometry, whose production through MIM does not pay off due to geometric limitations or the costs for fabricating the mold.

Prototyping

Over the last years, we at Ecrimesa Group have realized an extensive benchmarking effort about solutions and providers of 3d printers in order to establish this technology in the fabrication of prototypes prior to producing the mold as well as speeding up the MIM process through the study of prototypes of the final pieces.

Fabrication of short series

Moreover, we produce short series of pieces with complex geometry through Additive Manufacturing. The production of these more complex pieces through MIM often does not pay off due to geometric limitations or extensive production costs.

Technologies

In the process of FDM printing, parts are produced shell by shell by depositing extrude material (metallic powder and polymers) through a nozzle. This technology can use filaments, pellets or a cartridge with feedstock bars as primary material. Once the green shape is printed, debinding and sintering processes are necessary to obtain the final metallic piece.

The production process with Binder Jetting is based on the deposition of a metallic powder shells on a printing platform and gluing on further polymeric materials through a jet. The polymers have to be cured after printing each shell and at the end of the process, a so-called de-powder process is necessary to get rid of excess powders and obtain the green shapes. Finally, the ligaments are eliminated and sintering processes are necessary to obtain the final metallic pieces.

Wax printing

We have 3D printers for wax printing without die for short series and rapid prototypes with investment casting technology.

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