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Article published on September 28, 2020 by Patrick RENARD in DeviceMed
Multistation announces a partnership with 3D MicroPrint according to which it can now offer micro-part manufacturing services with the laser sintering means available to the German company.
3D MicroPrint is a German company that is a pioneer in laser micro-fusion on a bed of metal powder (micro laser sintering). This additive manufacturing process uses a low power fiber laser (50 to 70 W) and micro-powders with a diameter of less than 5 µm in stainless steel, tungsten, titanium, etc. It allows the company to produce parts with a resolution of less than 15 µm and surface roughness Ra of less than 2 µm. It is moreover possible to manufacture mobile assemblies in a single step.
The medical sector is one of the main application sectors which also include printed circuit boards, mechanical engineering, aeronautics, energy, chemicals as well as jewelry and watchmaking.
For its part, Multistation SAS is an engineering company in metal additive manufacturing, based in Paris and Dinard. It integrates various complementary processes, and offers upstream materials and software for topological optimization, automatic generation of lattice structures or simulation … and downstream, superfinishing, machining and tomography control … A whole range of services is offered in parallel: feasibility study, provision of services around software, training, maintenance…
This engineering activity in additive manufacturing complements the traditional activity of selling heavy and complex machine tools and machines for the industrialization of composites, developed since 1987.
The partnership signed between the two companies gives Multistation the possibility of producing, at 3D Microprint, after confidentiality commitment, prototypes, pre-series and series in laser micro-fusion. The services offered to customers include feasibility studies for previously impossible to manufacture parts, development of new applications, as well as new materials and processes.
Multistation also offers solutions for producing micro-parts in polymers, with a resolution of up to 2 µm.