Röchling sets up a new Additive Manufacturing center in Germany

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Röchling Group is a German components manufacturer and is exploring the construction of an AM center and the establishment of a dedicated company to spearhead the group’s AM projects.

In a press release on December 2nd, the company said that it set up Röchling Direct Manufacturing GmbH in Waldachtal to reinforce its commitment to 3D printing technology. Moreover, Röchling Group is building the Röchling Direct Manufacturing Center (RDMC) at the Waldachtal site to help advance the group’s technologies in its three core divisions: industrial, automotive and medical.

With a 500 square meters area, the center will start-up in spring 2020 and offer a broad portfolio of manufacturing processes for plastics and metals.

Additive manufacturing at the Waldachtal site will help significantly advance the Röchling Group as the company heads into its third century, since it gives us the unique opportunity to manufacture complex components and entire series quickly and cost-effectively.”

-Hanns-Peter Knaebel, CEO of the Röchling Group.

The unit will cooperate with machine manufacturers, service providers and scientific partners to develop technologies and materials. “Additive manufacturing makes it possible to completely re-imagine conventional products and manufacturing processes,” stated Sebastian Koller, head of innovation & product development at Röchling Medical in Waldachtal, where the Röchling Direct Manufacturing Center is being created. Axel Höfter, general manager of the RDMC also states, “In the future, it will be possible for the technologies to be reliably deployed there under controlled ambient conditions in order to create high-quality products,”.

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Shahrzad Pourriahi, Plastics News Röchling setting up center for additive manufacturing https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/rochling-setting-center-additive-manufacturing published on Dec3 2019, re-edited and published by João Andrade on Dec8 2019;

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