ampower announced their commencement of business with a focus on consulting in Additive Manufacturing. The team of experts with a background of over 20 years in Laser Beam Melting as well as Electron Beam Melting is focusing on implementation and qualification of AM technology in the medical, aerospace and engineering sector. Drawing upon their experience in AM technology, they target to close the current gap between machine manufacturers and end users.
Matthias Schmidt-Lehr, one of three managing partners, explains: "With our service small and medium sized enterprises will be enabled to implement AM technology swiftly in their manufacturing environment. Until now, companies had to build up necessary knowledge on their own. This can take several years and create high costs. Having done this successfully in industry multiple times, we can reduce the time for implementation, increase the quality of the manufactured parts and overall reduce the cost for the end user."
Additive Manufacturing of metal is widely used within the protoyping business. However, the amount of functional and serial parts has increased dramatically in the past years. Experts refer to a high knowledge gap within this industry especially when it comes to certification and qualification of the manufacturing process. ampower is looking to close this gap and reduce the entry barrier for companies that want to invest into the technology or tend to expand their manufacturing business towards a qualified AM production.