Sulzer Technical Review Issue 2 / 2018

Additive manufacturing

This edition highlights some projects that Sulzer is working on in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). We are now using AM widely in our businesses: for products, product development, and tooling. The Sulzer offerings apply AM technology for repairs, upgrades, rapid prototyping, as well as new parts. We already use a broad spectrum of materials for AM: metal alloys, plastics, and even ceramics. To guarantee the reliable functionality of parts produced with AM, we are building the material specifications and conducting endurance tests across the Sulzer businesses and with our external partners. The main benefit of AM is that we can produce parts and repairs faster and be more flexible to customer wishes and market demands.

Detail of a 3D printer in use