We produce your metal parts by additive manufacturing

Our Materials

  • Aluminium (AlSi10Mg)
  • Inconel (IN718)
  • Titanium (Ti6Al4V Gd. 23)
  • Other materials on request

 

Areas of application

Technical data

  • Maximum size of part
    278 mm x 278 mm 330 mm
    (L x W x H)
  • Density > 99.5 %
  • Tolerance +/- 0.1 mm
  • Surface roughness 15 – 35 μm

Do you have any questions about the materials, application areas or technical possibilities? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Order your part

  1. CAD file (STP or STL format)
  2. Drawing as PDF
  3. Material
  4. Information on post-processing

Calculate a guiding price for your part or contact us for a non-binding offer.

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Our services 

From order quantity size 1

We produce for you:

  • Single parts
  • Functional prototypes
  • Several variants of a part
  • Copies of parts
    (e.g. as spare parts)
  • Small series

Serial production

ProtoShape is a certified supplier of international companies. We produce parts for aerospace industry from aluminium (AlSi10Mg). For ABB we manufacture turbine wheels from Inconel 718.

Demo parts

Our demo parts illustrate what is possible with additive manufacturing. The examples make it easier for design engineers and designers to get started with 3D printing.

Getting started with 3D printing

Would you like to start 3D printing with your company? We support you on your way with an individual offer:

  • Design training
  • Demo parts
  • On-site introduction
  • Consultation

Contact us for more information on metal 3D printing or a non-binding offer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Production steps metal 3D printing

Step 1: Design

Selective Laser Melting Modell

You design the desired part and send us the CAD file together with a drawing of the part as a PDF file. In order to benefit from all the advantages of additive manufacturing, we support you in optimizing the design.

Step 2: Preparation

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The machine is prepared for the production of your part. Where required, support structures are added to the part in order to ensure a high-quality result.

Step 3: Production

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Your part is produced in layers until the desired height is reached.

Get further information on the production process.

Step 4: Post-processing

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Surface finishing, mechanical processing or heat treatment: As soon as the part has been removed from the machine, post-processing can begin.

Post-processing

Surface finishing

Depending on the selected material, the surface of the part has a roughness of 15 – 35 µm. The surface can be improved by sandblasting or vibratory grinding.

Mechanical processing

Parts with a joining surface or a thread must be mechanically reworked. In cooperation with our partner network we can offer you fast and uncomplicated EDM and wire EDM as well as CNC milling, CNC turning and grinding.

Heat treatment

Do you place exceptional high demands on properties such as hardness or tensile strength of your part? Different heat treatments can improve the desired properties. We are pleased to advise you.

Quality inspection

Quality is important to us!

At ProtoShape we focus on the quality of our products and services. An element of our commitment in this area is the certification according to ISO 9001:2015.

Documentation

For special requirements (e.g. aerospace) we offer additional services for quality management:

  • 3D scanning
  • Metallography
  • Individual part numbering
  • 100 % control and documentation of the geometries

External quality assurance

  • Computer tomography
  • X-ray analysis
  • Tensile specimens
  • Fatigue analysis

We would be happy to advise you and organise the desired analyses for you.