Material Applications

iMAPS Consulting on material applications in 3D printing


What do we offer?


With our team of experts specializing in materials science, we provide you with a comprehensive overview of the materials used in additive manufacturing, as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages in various application areas. We support you throughout the entire decision-making and planning process, from identification to strategic implementation of the optimal material solution for your product in all relevant phases of additive manufacturing. These processes are supported by our in-house database and software resources and our extensive Steinbeis expert network. We also analyze existing 3D printing material applications that do not achieve the desired results and work together with you to optimize ongoing processes.

Why is this worthwhile?


The targeted selection of suitable materials that correspond to the different requirements and properties of the components to be produced enables you to make the most of the advantages of 3D printing. By using application-specific materials, we support you in achieving outstanding results in terms of costs, quality and efficiency during production. With our innovative approaches to material applications in additive manufacturing, we enable you to develop a technically and economically advanced and competitive product that will give you a unique selling point in the market. By implementing a controlling system for your existing material processes and applications, you can ensure that your 3D printing workflows run in an organized manner and that you can understand the influence of process parameters on the print result.

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Our services at a glance:

  • Online material comparison and benefit analysis
  • Definition of the basic conditions based on the necessary material properties
  • Analysis of materials and processes suitable for 3D printing
  • Design of a suitable process for the selected material solution
  • Iterative testing of the selected material in the process
  • Support during implementation activities up to the product launch
  • Implementation of a controlling system for your existing material processes and applications

If you are confident that our experts can help you with your 3D printing projects and provide new insights, please contact us today. Convince yourself of our performance in a free initial consultation sponsored by Steinbeis.

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