3D printing technology

There are a range of 3D printing technologies, both for printing with metal and plastic, but not all of them offer the same quality, robustness, or variety of materials. In the case of 3D printing with metal materials, there is a choice of direct deposition technology such as Laser Cladding, or powder bed technology for metal printing with binder, electron beam melting (EBM), or selective laser melting (SLM). For 3D printing with plastic there is a larger choice available, with the most common being stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modelling (FDM), binder jetting, or selective laser sintering (SLS).

 

Technologies

Printing with plastic filament

3D printing with plastic using FDM is the most commonly seen technique, this allows for an immense range of materials to be available, being able to print with soft plastics up to high performance carbon fibre engineering plastics.
The mechanics of this equipment are also relatively simple meaning that there are already large scale professional FDM printers on the market offering the possibility to manufacture large parts with the same robustness and quality as small parts.

BENEFITS
  • Our design and manufacturing capabilities for parts with both SLM and FDM mean that we can offer the widest range of 3D printing materials on the market.
  • At Addimen, we only work with top quality metal powders and filaments to guarantee that our parts meet their design requirements.
  • As one of the first companies to offer 3D metal printing with SLM in Spain, we have extensive experience with the technology and its post processing, which is all available to you to meet every one of your needs.

PROTOTYPED AND SHORT-RUN

High-quality production without tooling. Fully functioning parts.

Spares on demand

High-quality production without tooling. Fully functioning parts.

Mould Inserts

We design conformal cooling channels for plastic and aluminium injection inserts. With our inserts the cycle time is improved in addition to the quality of the injected item.

Improved processes

We analyse your industrial process and apply additive engineering to redesign tools