Motivation and Goals
3D printing will have a significant impact on the production of the future and will open up a wide range of new possibilities. The processes, also known as additive manufacturing (AM in short) allow for enormous flexibility and freedom of design and have become an indispensable manufacturing technology in today’s industrial applications. However, the majority of the materials used were originally developed for other manufacturing processes. Additive processes often have special processing properties for which many of these materials are not optimally adapted to.
This is where OPTIMAT comes in and supports research and development of new material designs optimized for additive manufacturing as well as their industrialization. In this context, not only process-related adaptations of already known and applied materials will be analyzed and optimized, but new materials will also be developed that can make precise and tailored use of the characteristics of additive processes. The main focus is on the development of new material compositions, processes for powder production as well as quality-assured process development for the optimization of manufacturing processes on the basis of the new material properties and the corresponding system technology. In addition, the topics of economic efficiency of the processes, recyclability and environmental compatibility of the materials, as well as aspects of digitalization and standardization are addressed.
We are founded by:
Your advantages in the network
Access to new markets & participation in the creation of new supply chains
Gain access to new markets and expand your business areas.
Be at the forefront of this future topic and mark your role as an innovation leader.
Securing the future
in the long term
Innovation promotes the long-term existence of your company on the market and makes it fit for change.
and strategic partnerships
Network with relevant contacts in the industry and benefit from insights and joint projects.
Tech Talk / Online
Networking Outside the Box / Online
2. Network Meeting | Fraunhofer ILT /Aachen
Tech Talk / Online
Kick-off Meeting | EurA AG / Ellwangen
We are looking
If you work in the areas of prototype construction, small and very small series, components with complex geometries, component finishing/repair, or other applications along the value chain related to additive manufacturing or 3D printing, you are welcome to join the network. We are also on the lookout for users from the fields of automotive, aerospace and medical technology. Furthermore, we are looking for applications from all fields of industry, in which novel components and usage properties can be realized through the combination of optimized materials and design freedom in additive manufacturing.
Would you like to realize innovations in additive manufacturing in your company? Then become part of the network!
A competence network of EurA
The network is managed by EurA AG. EurA is the market leader in the management of high-tech networks. The company operates across Europe and supports start-ups and medium-sized companies in successfully implementing and establishing their innovations in order to make them the market leaders of tomorrow. More information at www.eura-ag.com.