Additive Manufacturing

Our printing and process solutions

Opening a new chapter in industrial manufacturing

Technology-independent production for your challenges

OECHSLER operates multiple Additive Manufacturing technologies to meet diverse customer requirements, and hence focuses on polymer applications based on DLS and MJF production technology. The key for our success in 3D-printed series production is our digitalized and highly automated solutions for pre-and post processing. The functional interaction of both – technology and processing – provides the highest level of flexibility and customization.

Liquid based printing

Digital Light Synthesis Technology

The Digital Light Synthesis technology from Carbon utilizes stacked layers of resin to form freely designable products. At the predetermined positions ultraviolet light is projected onto a liquid layer of resin through an oxygen permeable window to solidify the part. Subsequently the build platform rises and the process will restart. OECHSLER runs one of the largest fleets with more than 100 L2 printers in series production, but also operates smaller M2 printers for development and prototyping services.

employee while removing 3d printed parts from the carbon dls plattform

Defining mechanical properties

Liquid based pre- and post-processing

An innovative processing solution is required to print durable and rigid products out of resin. A unique heat treatment strengthens the material and produces high-resolution parts with outstanding mechanical properties. Pre- and post-processing includes:

  • Handling of materials & mixing
  • Separation from the printing platform
  • Automated cleaning
  • Surface treatment
  • Curing in oven
  • Quality assurance
  • Material recycling

Powder-based printing

Multi Jet Fusion Technology

In HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology a colored ink liquid - called a “fusing agent” – is inkjet printed onto a layer of the powder-based material according to the product design. Infrared light heats up the colored areas until reaching the melting temperature of the material, which leads to fusing only in the predetermined areas. Stacking layers of fused material creates additively manufactured components. OECHSLER operates several HP Multi Jet Fusion 5200 printers in series in the German Additive Manufacturing Hub. OECHSLER is part of HP's Digital Manufacturing Network and officially certified Multi Jet Fusion Production Professional.

powder 3d printing post process cleaning part

DEFINING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Powder based pre- and post-processing

In powder-based series manufacturing the decisive criteria for post-processing is to unpowder the production platform and smooth product edges. As our post-processing solutions are designed to be as flexible as our products, we individualize the process according to customer requirements including the following services: 

  • Handling of materials
  • Depowdering
  • Sand- & glass blasting
  • Vapor smoothing
  • Color Coating
  • Quality Assurance
  • Material recycling

Use Cases

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Jack Wolfskin Combines Exceptional Padding and Ventilation in Aerorise Backpack

Together with OECHSLER and Carbon, Jack Wolfskin revolutionized the backpack market and delivered a perfect back pad solution.

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TECHART & OECHSLER bring innovative, lightweight seating solutions to racetracks

TECHART and OECHSLER enable superior design and seating comfort for high-performance cars with additively manufactured upholstery.

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Bike saddle reimagined

Specialized, Carbon & OECHSLER rethink bike saddles by using latest scientific results and innovative production technologies.

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OECHSLER’s Trekking Backpack - to fill your soul with Wanderlust

We provide sophisticated solutions, based on 20 years of experience in actuator development, prototyping, and manufacturing.

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The innovative Outdoor Backpack - your buddy for sustainable adventures

VAUDE and OECHSLER enable sustainable, technical enhanced products and manufacturing processes on the way to the circular economy.

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Seating Experience 2.0 - How OECHSLER reinvented car seats

With additively manufactured car seats a new era of seating has begun enhancing driver comfort and enabling an extra spark of design.

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Protective Lattice Layer for Cobots

We provide sophisticated solutions, based on 20 years of experience in actuator development, prototyping, and manufacturing.

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Award-winning innovation: Additive Manufactured Furniture for unlimited design and functionality

Additive manufacturing opens the door to a new level of product creation in the furniture industry: designable, sustainable & comfortable.

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Motorbike Saddle – OECHSLER and Forward AM Put the Smiles Back in the Miles

Lightweight design, air permeability, and increased material stability for greatly improved user comfort on long motorbike rides.

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