Heraeus Additive Manufacturing is joining SAP SE at the Hannover Messe on April 24-28 as a selected industry partner and materials specialist to present SAP Distributed Manufacturing, the new technology platform that enables faster implementation of additive manufacturing in production and supply chains (Hall 7, Stand B04).
Supported by the innovative SAP application, manufacturing companies work together with producers of 3D printers, service providers, material producers and logistics providers in virtual project rooms to efficiently produce components “just in time,” i.e. to align supply and demand .
Heraeus brings extensive expertise as a materials specialist
As a specialist for the production of metal powders for additive manufacturing, Heraeus is a leading partner in the development of new metal alloys. Tobias Caspari, Head of Heraeus Additive Manufacturing, is convinced of the benefits of the new SAP platform: “Since additive manufacturing always requires alignment of the different aspects of production, the platform’s collaborative process is ideal. All the experts involved can collaborate live through the virtual platform. That saves a lot of time and simplifies coordination.”
SAP Distributed Manufacturing bundles supply and demand for industrial additive manufacturing and combines a common design as well as material optimization, integrating them into the customer’s supply chain, and aims to more fully exploit the potential of 3D printing. Heraeus has been developing special metals and the corresponding 3D printing processes since 2015. The challenge starts with manufacturing the powder. Expertise on materials and process is crucial, as the metal powders and the printing process have to be perfectly aligned.