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According to a study by management consultants Roland Berger, Exentis' 3D technology can fully exploit its key advantages in the production of ultra-fine filter structures. You need to know this: Exentis Group AG, based in Stetten in the Swiss canton of Aargau, is the leading provider of a 3D technology platform for industrialized additive manufacturing. This enables the production of millions of industrial components or cleanroom applications such as tablets on a single 3D production system. In addition to the strategic business area "Ultrafine Structures", Exentis also focuses on the business areas "New Energy" and "Pharma & Medtech".

With regard to ultra-fine filters, which are particularly relevant for Exentis, the experts at Roland Berger anticipate annual growth of 6% until 2026. Exentis' focus here is on micro-disc filters, which are used in the automotive industry, casting filters for a wide range of industrial applications and X-ray collimators. To date, 3D technologies have not been used in any of these areas. One obstacle was the low achievable quantities that can normally be realized with 3D processes. For the 3D technology platform from Exentis, however, this is not a limitation; on the contrary: Exentis realizes the production of these components on an industrial scale.

Compared to other manufacturing processes, the use of 3D technology from Exentis also makes it possible to optimize materials. For example, tungsten is the preferred material for X-ray collimators, which can be processed much better using 3D screen printing. In addition to a broad portfolio of materials ranging from metals and ceramics to biomaterials, the technology also enables multi-material processing. Up to four materials can be printed in one layer or across layers.