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Awarded Franconian 3D printer Technology Checks Durability in Real Time

For a 3D printer which already during the production process checks is necessary to see if the artificial hip joint or the turbine blade are stable. Franconian machine designers received in 2016 the IAMA award for concept laser testing tool. It was honorably awarded at the METAV.Concept laser from the upper Franconian Lichtenfels prevailed against 15 companies from Germany, Finland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands and United States. The international additives manufacturing Award (Mama) at the technology and industry trade fair METAV in Düsseldorf as awarded for the second time.

Awarded Franconian 3D printer Technology Checks Durability in Real Time
Awarded Franconian 3D printer Technology Checks Durability in Real Time

“The IAMA is the recognition of our hard work, but also an indication that we are on the right track,” said Frank Herzog, managing partner and founder of concept laser at the ceremony. “In this respect makes us extremely proud of the international 3D-Award and motivated continue to inspire the world market with new innovations.”

Champion system monitored quality during the pressure

Finalists of the contest were concept laser in addition to the prize winner the company DMG Mori for his hybrid machine Lasertec 65 on the and the Dutch company additive industry for the 3D MetalFab1.

The winner innovation is a monitoring system that checks the quality of the product during the powder bed based additive manufacturing. The system measures properties such as size and intensity of the molten heat radiation in ultra high resolution and represents the data correlated to the position of the molten bath on the building surface and thus the component geometry.

Franconian 3D printer Technology Checks Durability Real Time
Piece of jewelry made from the 3D printer, with a unit of the IAMA Prize winner concept laser from Franconia. Photo: Concept laser

This is particularly important for components used in technically challenging areas. So printers of the company produce made of titanium components for the Airbus A350. Further fields of application are the medical, automotive, tool manufacturing and the jewelery industry.

Deviations are determined without destructive methods of analysis

The analysis system allows in part already during the production process to determine deviations and errors and to evaluate. “Downstream test processes to a minimum that  can be reduced in this way. It helps to save “time and cost, pointing company boss Duke. Time-consuming test procedure, in which the component must be minimized, will be largely redundant as a result. This saves time and money.

“Innovations like the concept laser show that the industry is working intensively on further industrial implementation,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Managing Director of the Association of German machine tool factory (VDW) and IAMA initiator. The international jury of experts assessed the costs, benefits and feasibility of 16 submitted innovations by companies from six countries.

Franconian 3D printer Technology Durability Real Time
Cabin hook made of titanium for the Airbus A350, made in the 3D printers: the engineering concept laser has developed a system of analysis that examines each component in real time for errors. For the Franconian company was awarded now 2016 the IAMA award. Photo: Concept laser

The Panel included industry experts from the fields of industry, research and teaching, media, and industry associations including Ken Fouhy, editor-in-Chief of the VDI’s messages. Judged the applications including in the categories of technological innovation degree, were clearly identifiable benefits for industry, environment and society, cost efficiency and the industrial feasibility.

IAMA awarded for the second time

February 2015 the IAMA was awarded for the first time hybrid manufacturing technologies to the American company. The IAMA trophy the winner receives a cash prize of $ 20,000 and a media package worth$ 80,000 to the marketing of its award-winning technology.

“Innovations like the concept laser show that the industry is working intensively on further industrial implementation,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Managing Director of the Association of German machine tool factory (VDW) and IAMA initiator. The international jury of experts assessed the costs, benefits and feasibility of 16 submitted innovations by companies from six countries.

The Panel included industry experts from the fields of industry, research and teaching, media, and industry associations including Ken Fouhy, editor-in-Chief of the VDI’s messages. Judged the applications including in the categories of technological innovation degree, were clearly identifiable benefits for industry, environment and society, cost efficiency and the industrial feasibility.

IAMA awarded for the second time

February 2015 the IAMA was awarded for the first time hybrid manufacturing technologies to the American company. The IAMA trophy the winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a media package worth$ 80,000 to the marketing of its award-winning technology.

“Innovations like the concept laser show that the industry is working intensively on further industrial implementation,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Managing Director of the Association of German machine tool factory (VDW) and IAMA. The international jury of experts assessed the costs, benefits and feasibility of 16 submitted innovations by companies from six countries.

The Panel included industry experts from the fields of industry, research and teaching, media, and industry associations including Ken Fouhy, editor-in-Chief of the VDI’s messages. Judged the applications including in the categories of technological innovation degree, were clearly identifiable benefits for industry, environment and society, cost efficiency and the industrial feasibility.

IAMA awarded for the second time

February 2015 the IAMA was awarded for the first time hybrid manufacturing technologies to the American company. The IAMA trophy the winner receives a cash prize of $ 20,000 and a media package worth$ 80,000 to the marketing of its award-winning technology.