Especially when small to medium annual requirements are needed, LMM technology is an economically viable production technology in this area. Due to the special process boundary conditions as well as the very similar process chain, components can be produced with LMM technology at a comparable level to Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) technology. In this article, the advantages and useful areas of application of LMM technology compared to MIM will be delineated.
Pforzheim, 6th of July 2021. MetShape GmbH, headquartered in Pforzheim, Germany, is specialized in manufacturing of indirectly 3D printed metallic components using the Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM) Technology. In June 2021, MetShape received seed financing from AM Ventures, the leading venture capitalist in additive manufacturing. The financing round will enable investments in new equipment, expansion of marketing and sales measures as well as further staff growth.
We had the opportunity to do an interview with 3Dnatives about LMM and the great chances for industrial applications we see.
The ink is dry and the move to the new Centre for Precision Technology Pforzheim ZPT is coming soon. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in the young history of MetShape. We are looking forward to the new opportunities this will bring for MetShape: larger business premises, a new laboratory and new collaborations with other tenants and partners in the ZPT.
>> I’m very enthusiastic about the services and quality of MetShape’s work. The LMM-printed parts of my luxury watch have turned out outstandingly well. They have a great surface quality without post processing and they fulfill all specifications in terms of precision, tolerances and material properties. [..] << Fabian Martin