Making short work of complex processes
DDM Systems from the USA, the partner country at HANNOVER MESSE 2016, is exhibiting an additive manufacturing process for ceramics that saves seven of the conventional twelve processing steps, earning it a HERMES AWARD 2016 nomination.
DDM Systems Inc. was formed by a team from the renowned Georgia Institute of Technology with the aim of substituting traditional manufacturing processes for metals and ceramics. And it has certainly succeeded in doing so, as the company is now the leading innovator and process optimizer for unique additive manufacturing technologies with high-quality industrial applications. Now, the first prestigious industrial accolade beckons with the company’s nomination for the HERMES AWARD at HANNOVER MESSE 2016.
The panel of judges for the HERMES AWARD recognized the GIT spin-off for its additive manufacturing process for ceramics and nominated its groundbreaking LAMP System CPT6060, which is on show at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. The LAMP System CPT6060 streamlines the process of high-quality casting from twelve to five processing steps. The judges were particularly impressed by the more than two million parallel UV light rays used for the photopolymerisation and the extremely high accuracy to ten micrometers this produces in large-dimension ceramic molds of up to 600 x 600 x 450 cubic millimeters. The LAMP System CPT6060 is used in the 3D printing process to achieve extremely precise integral-cored shell molds directly from digital data sets, which enables rapid prototyping and series production in one system. What’s more, the nominated high-tech process shaves up to 60 percent off conventional manufacturing costs.