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    Additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, is a specialized manufacturing process that creates new opportunities for component development.

    New degrees of freedom arise in the development of additive manufactured components, which are a great benefit for a wide range of applications. Especially when it comes to complex geometries, lightweight construction or special materials, industrial 3D printing is a real opportunity.

    Hänssler helps to exploit these opportunities by establishing itself as a leading service provider and development partner in the additive manufacturing of plastics.

    • Antriebseinheit aus Ultem 1010 und Iglidur 180 PF I Verfahren FFF
      Drive unit made of Ultem 1010 and Iglidur 180 PF I FFF process
    • Absaugrohr aus PET hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      PET suction tube I FFF process
    • Absaugvorrichtung aus PET hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Suction device made of PET I FFF process
    • Kunststoffteil aus PEEK hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Plastic carrier made of PEEK I FFF process
    • Dichtung aus TPU hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Seal made of TPU I FFF process
    • Nacharbeit von einem 3D gedrucktem Gehäuse aus ABS mit EMV Beschichtung
      ABS housing with EMC coating I FFF process
    • Gehäuse aus PA CF hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Housing made of PA CF I FFF process | Application: Automation
    • Kompakter Druckluftverteile hergestellt in additiver Fertigung
      Compact compressed air distributor made of Resin Clear I SLA process
    • Kruemmer aus Werkstoff ULTEM 9085 hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Elbow made of Ultem 9085 I FFF process
    • Verbindungseinheit hergestellt im 3D-Druck Verfahren
      Connecting unit made of PPS I FFF process
    • Versuchsbauteil hergestellt in additiver Fertigung
      Test component made of PA I SLS process
    • Zahnrad aus PA 6 Ultem 9085 und Ultem 1010 hergestellt durch additive Fertigung
      Gear made of PA 6 Ultem 9085 and Ultem 1010 I FFF process

    Our 3D printing service goes beyond the additive contract manufacturing of plastic parts. We are a development partner from the idea to series production and support you with our many years of accumulated know-how in the construction and design of industrial 3D printing projects.

    We attach a high value to the selection of the most suitable material and its processing parameters.


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    Discover unique technical 3D printing solutions with our experts

    large format 3D printing

    refined process offers cost-optimized development

    Print up to 1 cubic meter in FFF process

    Get to know Hänssler’s great 3D printing process. We support you from the first prototypes to small and medium series. By choosing the right material and the ideal design, we manufacture your individual and complex components.

    Sustainability and resource savings due to 3D printing

    It is particularly worth emphasizing that the additive manufacturing process benefits the environment. Material is saved during production compared to subtractive manufacturing, as only the required amount of filament is used.

    Quality and price

    Quality, but also prices and delivery times play a decisive role. It is therefore important to make the right choice starting with the semi-finished product. For this reason, we work together with selected and specialized partners.


    Here we present our available materials that are used in additive manufacturing. For each material, you will receive information on its properties and possible applications.


    Up to what size is 3D printing possible at Hänssler?

    We print your components up to a size of 1000 x 1000 x 1000 millimeters. If larger dimensions are required, we can realize them by assembling printed elements. We use screwed or glued connections for fixing.

    How long does it take to 3D print one or more components?

    This is highly dependent on the material used, the size of the component and the strength of the component later on, as well as the process used and the printer which is required. Depending on the process and component size, it is possible to produce several parts in one printing process. Our engineers specialized in this field will be happy to advise you.

    In which file format should the data for 3D printing be delivered?

    We prefer to receive STEP files. From these, we generate the print files required later in STL format. This brings benefits for the manufacturing process and for you as a customer, because the later quality of a component depends mainly on the optimal file.

    What are the usual tolerances in 3D printing?

    This depends on the material used, the geometry of the component, the 3D printing process selected and the printer used – and should be checked on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, production is carried out in the range 0-10 millimeters according to general tolerances DIN ISO 2768-1 c, and from 10 millimeters according to general tolerances DIN ISO 2768-1 m. If more detailed measures or optimized surfaces are required, the components can also be reworked on a CNC machine in the post-process.

    Is 3D printing only suitable for prototypes or can the components also be used?

    Hänssler offers 3D printing in industrial quality. In concrete terms, this means that our components are used in practice day after day, even under constant load. Our 3D printing engineers will be happy to work with you to find the right materials and manufacturing processes.

    Is 3D printing also ideal for the production of larger quantities or series?

    Definitely! In addition to unique pieces and prototypes, we produce not only small series for our customers, but also series of medium quantities. In a user story, we report on the successful series production of 300 components using 3D printing.

    Does Hänssler also offer 3D printing for medical, pharmaceutical, food technology, etc.?

    We process a variety of materials additively. We will be happy to work with you to find a technically suitable and compliant material for your demanding application.

    Is it possible to manufacture seals using 3D printing?

    For example, we print seals and sealing lips from the elastomer TPU in Shore hardness A 95, some of which are difficult or impossible to produce by conventional means. 3D printing also performs well in sealing technology, especially when it comes to small diameters.

    Can 3D printing be used to produce molds?

    In principle, yes. Especially for concrete casting or casting resins, individual molds can be designed with manageable effort. 3D-printed components are also used as negative molds for laminating molds. Please also read our user story. With all processes, it should be noted that the surface should be covered after 3D printing in order to be able to remove the molded component from the mold.