Technology Characteristics Application area Application materials Maximum built volume [mm]
Binder Jetting (BJ) In binder jetting sandis bonded in layers by a binder.
  • Toolmaking
  • Illustrative models
  • Mould construction
  • Quartz sand
ColorJet Printing (CJP) The full-colour 3D printer builds individual layers on the basis of the digital CAD file and prints the fine polyamide powder in layers from bottom to top. A binder-containing ink is used for this purpose, which specifically bonds the powder.
  • Illustrative models
  • Presentation aids
  • Model making
  • VisiJet PXL
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) In Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), wire-shaped plastic is melted and applied layer by layer.
  • Illustrative samples
  • Concept models
  • Prototype construction
  • ABS
  • ABS-ESD7
  • ABSi
  • ASA
  • GreenTEC
  • PA 6
  • PC
  • PC-ISO
  • PC/ABS
  • PLA
  • PLA-Metalfill
  • PLA-Stonefill
  • PETG
  • ULTEM 1010
  • ULTEM 9085
  • TPU (rubbery)
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) With the Multi Jet Fusion, a print head is used to print the binder fluid into a powder bed of plastic. The thermally conductive liquid binds the plastic powder.
  • Consumer Products
  • Architecture
  • Aircraft Industry
  • PA-12
  • PA-12 multicolor
  • PA-GF


Multi Jet Modeling (MJM) In MultiJet Modelling (MJM), a photopolymer, i.e. light-sensitive plastic is applied to a platform through several nozzles (hence the name). There this plastic is immediately cured.
  • Model building
  • Aircraft Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Agilus30
  • Digital ABS
  • Vero
  • VeroClear
SLA In the SLA process, liquid plastics (photopolymers) are cured by a UV laser.
  • Small series
  • Model making
  • Presentation tools
  • Accura 25
  • NEXT
  • ClearVue (transluzent)
  • ClearVue (transparent)
  • Resin
  • Resin-Tough
  • Resin-High Temp
  • Xtreme
  • Taurus
SLM In selective laser melting, metal powder is melted layer by layer by a laser.
  • Automotive Industry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Spare part
  • Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)
  • Stahl (Corrax)
  • Inconel (IN625)
  • Inconel (IN718)
  • Steel (1.4542)
  • Steel (1.2709)
  • Steel (1.4404)
  • Titan (TiAl6V4)
SLS In selective laser sintering, plastic powder is melted layer by layer.
  • Concept models
  • Design and art
  • Functional prototyping
  • PA-AL
  • PP
  • HST
  • PA-12
  • PA-GF
  • Rubbery (Flex)
  • Rubbery (TPU)
Hot-Lithography The core of the technology is a specially developed and patented heating and coating mechanism, which can process even highly viscous resins and pastes at a working temperature of up to 120°C safely and with maximum precision.
  • Components similar to injection moulding
  • Automotive Industry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Spare part
  • Evolution
  • Evolution FR
  • Precicion
Vacuum Casting (Early Adopter) Reproduction in a silicone rubber mould of a master model (e.g. by 3D printing or stereolithography) previously produced by various methods.
  • Production of small & prototype series within the process chain
  • MG 703 (PP/PE similar)
  • MG 804 (ABS/PA similar)
  • PU Cast resin
  • ProtoFlex (rubbery)
Direct Metal Printing (DMP) A high-precision laser is directed at metal powder particles, thus building up the part layer by layer.
  • High quality
  • High surface class
  • High strength
  • High density
  • Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)
  • Steel (1.4542)
  • Titanium (TiAl6V4)
Silicone Additive Manufacturing (SAM)

Similar to SLA and DLP, SAM works by selectively exposing silicone to a light source to form very thin solid layers that are layered on top of each other to form the geometry of the part.

  • seals
  • medicine
  • prostheses
  • TrueSil A25
  • TrueSil A30
  • TrueSil A50
  • TrueSil A60