Additive Manufacturing Applications – While AM offers a nearly endless range of possibilities, there are certain Areas of Excellence that voestalpine has a special concentration in.
Cooling is the most time-consuming component in the plastic molding process. At the same time, it’s the moment when internal stress reduces the quality of parts
and can even cause defects.
Traditional cooling systems that use in-mold drilling channels are limited to straight lines. That’s exactly the point where AM enters the production stage. With far more flexibility in the construction of the molds, the cooling channels can be placed exactly where they are needed. Hot spots can be reached, cooling down periods can be reduced and a top-level of quality for the parts with faster cycle times is assured.
Optimizing the die casting process through reducing scrap rate and cycle time and a longer product life cycle.
We support customers via consultation to choose the right material for the right application. Furthermore, we help to redesign parts where appropriate according the requirements of your application. We use state of the art software and technology to support the manufacturing process from initial concepts to functional parts.
It is very possible that the automotive and aerospace industries may stand to benefit the most from the possibilities offered by Additive Manufacturing. With the ability to create lightweight yet solid components with shorter prototyping and production times many opportunities exist. Smart and energy-absorbing solutions can be game changers. From mass-production to motorsport. From efficiency to high safety requirements, it is an area for building cutting edge technologies for future generations.