In additive manufacturing the range of materials is even greater than the number of different technologies. It is for this reason that in this working group we bundle our interests to better understand the market and to advance AM together.
Our mission: We want to drive the industrialization of AM and inspire new approaches for the topic of materials. To achieve this we use the potential of the network to identify customer needs and market trends. In Addition we provide technological expertise and guidelines within the network.
Head of Working Group
In the MATERIALS working group more than 60 different companies cooperate in the following six focus groups:
This focus group is a kind of steering tool: acting like a funnel it collects, filters and prioritizes the market needs from the entire network for the individual focus groups.
Can you 3d print rubber? And where can I find the existing elastomers on the market? To give users a better orientation, this focus group is developing a material compass on weboostam.com
What are AM specific testing methods? Are there technologically determined material properties that are not taken into account in conventional testing methods? To answer these questions, the focus group is developing a database on weboostam.com
This focus group is all about standardization, guidelines and standards in 3D printing. To gather existing knowledge, a database with all technical standards in additive manufacturing in cooperation with DIN, ISO, ASTM and the VDI was created on weboostam.com
This group focuses on one big picture: flame retardant polymers for rail. Material developers, machine manufacturers and eight European state railroads are developing a better understanding of the necessary tests and required material properties in the EN45545 standard in the cooperation RAILiability & friends.
Is industrial additive manufacturing actually reproducible and reliable? Can we trust this technology? These questions were this focus group’s motivation for a round robin test on LBPF with AlSi10Mg. The summary of all results is available for download for all MGA members since October 2020 and for sale as a study for all non-members.