Successful 3D metal printing conference

ARNOLD UMFORMTECHNIK and Werkzeugtechnik Niederstetten present innovations and networking opportunities as 'Competence Center 3D Manufacturing'.

To promote innovation in the field of 3D metal printing, two Würth Group companies, ARNOLD UMFORMTECHNIK from Forchtenberg-Ernsbach and Werkzeugtechnik Niederstetten, have formed the "Competence Center 3D Manufacturing". As an expression of this partnership commitment, the companies jointly hosted a one-day symposium at the Kocherwerk in Ernsbach on 20.02.2024. The event not only promised fascinating insights into the latest advances in additive manufacturing, but also provided a valuable opportunity for experts, specialists and interested parties to discuss the future of industrial metal 3D printing. The focus was not only on the latest technological developments, but also on intensifying the exchange of knowledge and jointly shaping a promising future for the 3D metal printing industry.

The "Competence Center 3D Manufacturing" presented itself as a comprehensive service provider for precise 3D metal printing components, providing innovative solutions and services for additive manufacturing.

The discussion with experts focused on decisive factors for successful additive manufacturing processes, including material selection, component design and system technology and was dedicated to the potential of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process with its diverse application possibilities, among other things. Participants had the opportunity to discuss their own components in terms of their suitability for additive manufacturing.

The event underlines the importance of cooperation in the "Competence Center 3D Manufacturing" for the promotion of innovation and the exchange of know-how in the 3D metal printing industry. Further symposia of the Competence Center are planned for 11.06.2024 and 17.09.2024.


The ARNOLD GROUP, internationally renowned for innovative fastening technology, has developed into a leading supplier and development partner for complex fastening systems thanks to its extensive expertise in the production of intelligent fasteners. Under the umbrella of "BlueFastening Systems", the company positions itself as a comprehensive provider of engineering, fasteners, functional parts, feeding systems and processing technology. This holistic combination of experience and know-how offers efficient, sustainable solutions on an international level. ARNOLD has been part of the Würth Group since 1994.

About Werkzeugtechnik Niederstetten GmbH & Co. KG

Werkzeugtechnik Niederstetten GmbH & Co. KG (WTN) is a company of the internationally active Würth Group and sees itself as a reliable full-service supplier in the field of precision parts and forming technology. From consulting, simulation and design to the production-ready tool - at WTN, the customer gets everything from a single source! In addition to familiar production processes such as CNC turning and grinding, 5-axis simultaneous and HSC milling and spark erosion, the company also focuses on new, innovative technologies such as "precision electrochemical metal machining" (PECM) and 3D metal printing.

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