MIMplus Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Ispringen, Germany, part of the OBE Group, is expanding its offering for industrial metal Additive Manufacturing through a partnership with Headmade Materials GmbH, Würzberg, and its sinter-based Cold Metal Fusion (CMF) technology. CMF uses a titanium feedstock, processable on standard polymer Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) machine, to manufacture a green part which is debound and sintered to obtain a fully-dense metal part.
MIMplus already successfully uses AM to have the right production technology in-house for a wide range of products. Compared to other AM technologies, however, CMF reputedly offers advantages when it comes to part spectrum; design freedom; cost-, time- and resource-savings, as well as scalability of production. The company hopes to leverage this into new solutions and unexpected possibilities.
“We evaluated many sinter-based metal 3D printing technologies, but the Cold Metal Fusion technology from Headmade Materials, in the end, offered us the best combination of part quality, economic production and an effortless integration into our production environment,” stated Harald Boeck, Managing Director of MIMplus.
Christian Fischer, Managing Director of Headmade Materials, added, “We are proud of this cooperation and are pleased that MIMplus implements our Cold Metal Fusion technology as the next logical step into industrial metal 3D printing.”