Contribution Oral Presentation
Challenges of Additive Manufacturing in High Performance Markets
In a very intense and close cooperation Böhler and Pankl are jointly developing alongside the complete value chain of Additive Manufacturing in order to push the limits of AM and in order to establish the technology within the challenging fields of aerospace and high performance automotive – especially motor racing. The focus on the entire process and value chain is the key to tackle some of the hurdles within the technology. Therefore, the newly established Additive Manufacturing Competence Center in Kapfenberg is the ideal basis for such an endeavor, as its infrastructure replicates the entire value chain and enables the partners to respond very fast to customer and market demands. The close link to the University in Leoben is also supporting R&D activities and adding further resources to broaden the spectrum of AM.