October 18, 2016 / Press Release

K 2016: Ensinger showcases its work in additive manufacturing

Wide spectrum of high-performance plastics for FFF

For plastics processor Ensinger, success has been the result of a widely diverse portfolio of materials, production methods and technical applications. The company group is now also embracing the field of additive manufacturing using engineering plastics. In this up-and-coming growth market, Ensinger is working with a range of different methods, focusing predominantly on Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). This technology offers particularly promising perspectives for high-performance thermoplastics.

Working in collaboration with a number of different partners, the plastics specialist is able to cover the entire value chain, starting with raw materials which can be modified at Ensinger in line with specific customer requirements. Filament fabrication benefits from the solid foundation of 50 years of experience in the field of extrusion technology. The Industrial Profiles and Tubes Division produces the filaments from engineering and high-temperature plastics to an exemplary standard of precision. The products are then carefully tested and packaged.

As a result of close collaboration with different printer manufacturers, the filaments can be processed using high-performance printers. Ensinger will be showcasing eight different materials for additive manufacturing at the K Fair, with products ranging from the antistatic TECAFORM AH SD (POM-C SD) through TECASON S (PES) to TECAPEEK (PEEK).

Ensinger will also be exhibiting four components made from the materials TECAFLON PVDF (PVDF), TECASON P (PPSU) and TECAPEEK (PEEK). These are produced using 3D printers from the companies GEWO Feinmechanik GEWO Feinmechanik (www.gewo.net) and Indmatec (http://indmatec.com). The precision components will be further machined on their functional surfaces. The Machined Parts Division is also backing this ultra-new technology, which enables production in line with the very narrowest of tolerances.

Your Contact for Technical Information

Markus Schilling

Ensinger GmbH
Phone: +49-7032-819-668 
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About Ensinger

The Ensinger group is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of compounds, semi-finished materials, profiles and technical parts made of engineering and high performance plastics through extrusion, machining and injection moulding. With a total of 2,300 employees at 28 locations, the family-owned enterprise is represented worldwide in all major industrial regions with manufacturing facilities or sales offices.

Filament spools from Ensinger. The plastics processor will be presenting different engineering and high-temperature plastics for additive manufacturing at the K Fair.

Your Contact for Editorial Questions

Jörg Franke

Ensinger GmbH
Phone: +49-7032-819-202
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