WACKER's ACEO® team signed up for membership at the International Advanced Manufacturing 3D Hub (IAM 3D Hub). The membership allows ACEO® to leverage the IAM 3D Hub end-to-end solutions platform, to partner with the network's stakeholders and to develop new technologies in cooperation with Leitat, IAM's technological center hosting the facilities in Barcelona. For more information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing 2018-2028.
ACEO® - WACKER's "3D printing with silicones" brand - continues to expand its participation worldwide. Today, WACKER officially became a member of the IAM 3D Hub platform, a digital innovation hub & competence center in additive manufacturing. According to Bernd Pachaly, head of the ACEO® 3D printing project at WACKER: "Joining the IAM 3D Hub is a perfect fit. IAM 3D Hub aims to accelerate the adoption and development of 3D printing technologies in the European Union manufacturing sectors and provides a hands-on approach for end-to-end solutions."
IAM 3D Hub facilitates a strong innovation ecosystem with major AM players. ACEO® complements the network's technologies with 3D printing of real silicone elastomers. The membership also provides ACEO® access to Leitat's facilities and expertise in the field of additive manufacturing. WACKER's ACEO® team plans to cooperate with Leitat to develop technologies to further advance their 3D printing services.
About IAM 3D Hub
The International Advanced Manufacturing 3D Hub (IAM 3D Hub), has been set up with the mission to accelerate the adoption and development of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies in the European Union manufacturing sectors as an alternative way to design, develop and manufacture new competitive products and services that strengthens their competitiveness.
It is defined as a Digital Innovation Hub & Competence Center in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing and provides SMEs a "One-Stop" Shop to assess guide and address all their needs in additive manufacturing.
The IAM 3D Hub contributes to a new era to produce from code to material without tooling, to manufacture quicker, securer, lighter and more efficient products.
It is an initiative founded by HP, Renishaw, Leitat Technological Center, and Abrast, as technological partners, as well as Fira de Barcelona and its trade show In3Dustry From Needs to Solutions. The IAM 3D HUB is located in Leitat Technological Center premises in Terrassa, near Barcelona.
WACKER's 3D printing technology ACEO® is the world's first industrial-scale technology for the additive manufacturing of liquid silicone rubber components. The unique drop-on-demand technology allows design freedom and the printing of highly functional parts while maintaining the outstanding properties of silicone rubber such as temperature and radiation resistance or biocompatibility. Printed silicone rubber components can be used in a wide range of applications and in several key industries such as the automotive, aerospace & aviation, healthcare and equipment industry as well as in mechanical engineering. ACEO® offers several services including design support, training sessions at its print lab and a webshop for secure file upload and ordering. ACEO® is a registered trademark of WACKER.
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