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 for the manufacturing 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


We use Additive Manufacturing in the production of prototypes for case studies of viability and process, as well as in the manufacturing 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 customers 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 produce short series of pieces with complex geometry, whose production through MIM does not justify due to geometric limitations or the costs for producing the mould.



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

Short series

Moreover, we produce short series of pieces with complex geometry through Additive Manufacturing. In the case of these more complex parts, whose investment in a MIM mould is not appropriate due to geometric limitations or whose production using MIM technology would be too expensive to be profitable.


In the process of FDM printing, parts are produced layer by layer 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 in a MIM furnace.

The production process with Binder Jetting is based on the deposition of a metallic powder layer on a printing platform and gluing on further polymeric materials through a jet. The polymers have to be cured after printing each layer and at the end of the process, de-powder process is necessary to remove extra powder and obtain the green shapes. Finally, the binder are removed and final sintering process is necessary to obtain the final metallic pieces.

Wax printing

We have 3D printers for print waxes without mould for short series and fast prototypes in Investment Casting technology.

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