Visit at Additive Manufacturing Research GmbH [Duisburg Germany]

Last week I stopped by at Additive Manufacturing Research / AMR GmbH in Duisburg.

Bernd Reinarz, research fellow at University Duisburg-Essen, has founded the company in 2014.

AMR specialize in research and development activities rather than just functioning as a service bureau for AM-parts.

AMR has positioned itself ideally in between OEMs of metal AM-machinery, users of AM in industry and academia.

So AMR is functioning as an independent cross-link in between these parties. AMR offers project specific research

on metal Additive Manufacturing but also seminars on design for Additive Manufacturing.

Peter Reinarz explained that AMR is validating soft- and hardware upgrades for OEMs,

performs material parameter development for customers and is developing their own upgrades for the AM- systems.

But also process strategies are in the work focus.  We discussed that it is oftentimes about developing the right build

strategy to be able to realize certain parts.  Finding the best trade-off between build orientation, support and post

machining is oftentimes the key to a business case.

With access to several machines from EOS and SLM Solutions AMR has in depth understanding of state of the art

machinery. On site AMR is operating an SLM280HL dual beam, equipped with two 400 Watt fiber lasers. This highly

productive system is predominantly used to develop and validate technical improvements to increase performance

and ease operation. Even if the technology has come a long way already it is still a long way to smooth operating

machines which are building parts as reliable and easy most people would like them to already.

AMR is there to help closing this gap faster.

Links:

http://www.amresearch.de

Electro Optical Systems GmbH / EOS

SLM Solutions GmbH

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