AM gives wings to traditional manufacturing processes
Fraunhofer IGCV has unique expertise in binder jetting technology (an additive manufacturing process). In this process, a powder material is solidified layer by layer by the local, precise introduction of a binder material via pressure heads with several 10,000 openings.
The focus of the research work is on the processing of casting-relevant materials, such as molding sands. For example, different molding sands and binder materials are being researched that behave particularly economically and technologically favorably in casting processes. As a result, additive manufacturing processes do not compete with conventional manufacturing technology but act cooperatively as enablers of improved (shortened) process chains in the casting technology.