Additive manufacturing methods for metals, ceramics and diamonds sought
Austrian companies search for solutions in additive manufacturing (AM). Potential partners can offer AM methods to manufacture products based on a metal-ceramic mix with the possibility to add diamond elements to the final product. Furthermore they are interested in a function follows form approach. The are looking for start-ups to implement additive manufacturing solutions under technical cooperation agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance.
As part of a regional program in Tyrol, three Austrian companies are looking for start-ups from Europe and beyond. The medium sized companies are manufactures of traditional industrial products such as tools, ductile cast iron systems and motor engines. They are looking for start-ups that can offer solutions in additive manufacturing with metals, ceramics and diamonds.
Traditional manufacturing processes such as press moulds are costly and time-consuming. They aiming to reduce the manufacturing costs especially for small series by using Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods. The fields of application range from rapid prototyping to segment production of small quantities in various forms.
Potential partners are sought that could offer additive manufacturing methods with metal and/or ceramic powders for the production of numerous products such as cutting, calibrating, polishing. The challenge is not so much a complex design as a mix of materials. Based on the metal-ceramic powder mix the proposed solution should include the possibility to add diamonds during the printing process.
Another application of an additive manufacturing method is sought in the field of functional design. According to the approach function follows form, the shape of the end product is developed automatically by entering product parameters and printed as a finished product.
The companies are open to any type of solution (proof of concept, prototype or already on the market) from European start-ups to implement additive manufacturing methods into their production process. Envisaged cooperation types are technical cooperaton agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.