thyssenkrupp opens TechCenter for customized 3D

20 October 2017

With a view to industrializing the 3D printing process, thyssenkrupp’s newly opened TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, has now started making customized products from metals and plastics in a single digital process. The company aims to use its existing experience and research partnerships to unlock the potential of 3D printing for customers within a short space of time.

The new TechCenter is developing products and technologies further, integrating skills more closely, and focusing consciously on projects with industrial potential.

Alongside the TechCenter, thyssenkrupp also operates further innovation centers – the TechCenter Control Technology, which drives process simulation and big data solutions, and the TechCenter for battery production, where the focus is on e-mobility. All these facilities run as autonomous “speedboats”.

In the future, the TechCenter Additive Manufacturing will serve as a blueprint and nucleus for a broad network of centers of excellence.