Explore the World of AM for High Performance Polymers

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Introducing Apium M Series

This system is driven by the success we have had in PEEK 3D printing technology coupled with the design updates inspired by inputs from medical device regulatory bodies and end-users from the medical industry.

The Chemical Resistance of FFF 3D Printed PEEK Parts

PEEK can be used in very demanding applications. In this case study you can learn more about the chemical resistance of PEEK, the variety of its applications and how end-users can profit using Apium’s technology.

The gateway for additive manufacturing of high performance polymers

Specific characteristics of polymers have great impacts on 3D printed parts quality. Learn more about high performance polymers to benefit from additive manufacturing.

Make the best out of AM for High-Performance Polymers

We provide a wide variety of solutions for your industry and applications.

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The biggest Trade Show for Additive Manufacturing in Europe 13-16 November 2018 Frankfurt, Germany

Apium Filament Dryer reduces moisture-related 3D printing defects and noticeably increases printing success rate

  Most filaments produced for the Material Extrusion 3D Printing Technology (FFF) are polymer-based materials. Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer can absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Moisture in filaments can cause poor print quality and...

Digitalization in Manufacturing: High Performance 3D Printed Tools and Spare Parts

  The global smart manufacturing market size was valued at USD 172,34 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period of 2018-2025*. With the advent of new advanced technologies, it is believed that we are on the verge of an...

Chemical Resistance of FFF 3D Printed PEEK Parts

  A wide variety of engineering fields use PEEK due to its excellent thermal, mechanical and chemical properties. The different grades of PEEK exhibit non-identical properties. Additionally, actual part properties may change due to processing method. Therefore,...

3 Additive Manufacturing applications to benefit from high performance polymers

  The introduction of both neat and reinforced high performance thermoplastics to the additive manufacturing (AM) materials portfolio has made it possible for industries having higher product quality and performance requirements to implement 3D printing in their...

Controlling material attributes for different application requirements

Excursion into PEEK’s crystallization behavior Some classes of polymeric materials exhibit semi-crystalline attributes at the molecular and microstructural levels. In such cases there is a co-existence of the crystalline phase and the amorphous phase in the material....

Industry Prize 2018 – Apium P220 sets new standards for Research and Development

With the support of the Initiative Mittelstand, Huber Verlag für Neue Medien GmbH, as well as numerous media partners, the „INDUSTRY PRIZE 2018“chose its winners. The competition recognizes the most innovative industrial products and solutions for the current...

Improved Print Quality for High Performance Polymers: Adaptive Heating System Technology

Polymeric materials still play a pivotal role in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM). It holds the record of being the longest most serving material in the AM world. Although metals and ceramics; especially metals, have in recent times been given highly...

Using Additive Manufacturing as a Research and Development Tool

Research and Development (R&D) is the fundamental building block for any advancement in our industrial evolution. Nations, companies and schools that invest time, people and key business resources into R&D are oftentimes ahead of their competitive curve. A major...

Apiums 3D Printing for Space Missions

In the past 6 years there has been a determined effort in the systems safety critical industries to adopt 3D printing as a toolset for prototyping and the production of highly customized proprietary parts. For instance in November 2014 a space conditioned 3D printer...

Topology Optimization and our Apium P Series bring your product development to a new level

Reduction in material usage and increased cost efficiency are two important manufacturing-based goals. The concept parts creation for these two goals is possible with topology optimization tools and Apium P Series 3D printers, which are designed to produce your...

The use of Additive Manufacturing of PEEK in Osteosynthesis

  The high-performance polymer PEEK (Polyetheretherketon) is a popular material with versatile properties and applications. Often, injuries or serious illnesses make it necessary to use implants to recover from traumas or malformations. In the following we consider...

Process Workflow for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Medical Devices

  The first step in producing 3D-printed patient-specific PEEK implants is the production of detailed and partially three-dimensional images. For this, a number of imaging procedures can be used, whereby each procedure offers a different advantage for the patient. The...

Biocompatible Implants – 3D Printing Supports Medical Sector

3D printing technologies are today used for different patient related treatments in the medical industry. One of the key areas where it is most widely applied is in the development of models used for planning and preparation aid in surgical work. With respect to human...

Breakthrough Development in Healthcare – 3D Printed Biocompatible PEEK Medical Devices on Demand

From the onset, Apium had the core value to provide their technologies to where they are needed and to participate in markets where they lead change. With our expert knowledge in material science and mechanical engineering, we have made the international breakthrough...

Apium Highlights from the International PEEK Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Organized by The Implant Research Center of Drexel University and Exponent, Inc., sponsored by Invibio Biomaterial Solutions, 3rd International PEEK Meeting took place on 27-28 April, 2017 in Washington, D.C.. The meeting brought engineers, scientists, regulators and...

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