Rosswag Engineering is currently developing what is described as the first LPBF process parameter marketplace of the industry. With the goal of making the benefits of more productive parameter sets and new materials accessible to a wide range of users, Rosswag said the development of this project – named AddiMap – has entered a beta phase.

The company explains that the initial goal of the marketplace is to avoid occupying AM system capacity to resolve issues that have already been resolved multiple times, so that market participants can focus on new, value-added applications for the continued growth of AM technology.

The supplier of special metal powders, high-quality components and qualification services in the field of metal AM rarely communicates on its activities but we know its expertise has been qualified by TÜV SÜD. Furthermore, the company brings around this table several years of experience with the production of more than 60,000 metal 3D printed components and the in-house qualification of more than 40 LPBF materials.

The project started two years ago, with the support of NuCOS, a full-stack software company that helps to build the digital B2B platform that will provide materials, parameters, data and services for LPBF.

The first service of the AddiMap platform enable the trading of reliable process parameters and material data in order to reduce the inefficiencies in LPBF process parameter development projects. Instead of validating the quality and productivity of optimized parameter sets over several weeks with own test series and analyses, the results can be traded on the marketplace to use the full technological potential instantly. This enables customers with a small investment for example to increase productivity of their AM systems by more than 80 % compared to generic standard parameters. For data providers with the focus on R&D activities, the marketplace creates new business models through the sales of otherwise unused parameters and data, Rosswag said in a press release.

If the community is willing to trade data, all market participants will benefit. Everybody is welcome to join the platform and there are still some places available for beta testing, Rosswag concludes.

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