Additive Manufacturing at ALUMINIUM 2020: themed pavilion celebrates premiere
Aluminium is developing into one of the most highly demanded materials in additive manufacturing. In cooperation with ACAM – Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing ALUMINIUM 2020 will showcase the potential of metallic 3D printing.
For the first time ever, ALUMINIUM and the ACAM will organise a themed pavilion this year. It is dedicated to the potential aluminium holds for additive manufacturing and designed to illustrate how this technology can be used in a meaningful and profitable manner for manufacturing processes.
Metallic 3D printing became an established technology for producing complex one-off parts and demanding small series a long time ago. But the potential of additive manufacturing is still far from being fully exploited. Research and application technology experts are busy working on the next generation: industrial 3D printing designed to lay the foundation for industrial-scale mass production. Experts feel that aluminium has a critical role to play here.
Themed pavilion flags up potential
At the new special area the ACAM and exhibitors will not only be showcasing equipment, machinery and software but also selected aluminium components produced by 3D printers.
Aluminium in 3D printing is particularly suited for components that are required to be heat and load resistant such as functional prototypes, mechanical components for the automotive sector or for aviation & aerospace.
Photo: The teams of ALUMINIUM and ACAM: From the left: Ingrid Bongiovanni Roll, Lea Eilert and Tobias Stittgen (ACAM), Marc Ebernhard and Malte Seifert (ALUMINUM).