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KraussMaffei enters the AM market with two new 3D printers

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KraussMaffei, a German company founded in 1838 and headquartered in Munichis one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery and systems for the production and processing of plastics and rubber, and is majority-owned by China National Chemical Corp. ltd. (ChemChina), one of the largest chemical companies in China.

Today, for the first time, the company is launching two large-scale 3D printing systems – the powerPrint and precisionPrint pellet and resin 3D printers – for industrial use. Additive manufacturing will now complement the existing product portfolio, which includes injection molding, extrusion and reaction process machines, as a fourth pillar.

According to 3dpbm AM Polymer Market Opportunities and Trends 2020-2030sales of LFAM (large format additive manufacturing) 3D printing equipment alone will generate more than $1.1 billion by 2030, up from around $70 million in 2022.

“Sustainability and innovation are two mega topics in our industry. They are therefore at the heart of our business and product strategy. We manufacture green plastic with maximum efficiency and quality,” said Dr. Michael Ruf, CEO of KraussMaffei. “We want to be a one-stop solution provider for our customers in all aspects of plastics processing, just as they have known KraussMaffei for many years. With our advice, our products and our service, we want to make them fit for a successful, efficient, digital and, above all, sustainable future. To do this, they need innovative and holistic solutions throughout the product lifecycle. »

With the new 3D printers, users can print large and complex plastic components, as well as small parts with high surface quality and detailed resolution, in large volumes.

The machines are supplied as complete solutions that guarantee absolute process stability and part quality. They don’t require expensive test prints, providing customers with significant material and cost savings. “Additive manufacturing ideally complements our existing portfolio. With our extensive expertise in materials and manufacturing processes, we are able to produce highly efficient 3D printers that deliver great value to our customers from day one,” said Dr. Michael Ruf.

At K 2022, where the printers will be exhibited, KraussMaffei is positioning itself as a pioneer of circular economy (CE) in the plastics industry. A complete CE cycle will be exhibited, in which a high-quality automotive part is produced from recycled materials. With its modern recycling technology, KraussMaffei, which itself aims to achieve a zero corporate carbon footprint by 2030, and thus to operate its factories in a completely climate-neutral way, makes an important contribution to reducing plastic waste.