The Company

First company to offer metallic AM services in Fribourg, Vaud, Valais. Supported by FriUp / BlueFACTORY. Member of Swissmem,  Swiss Plastic Cluster, and several thematical groups like SAMG, SSIG, ZMIS .

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What we do

Metallic Additive Manufacturing Services, based on customers designs. Our manufacturing follows certified processes according to the latest standards.

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Our production means

One (1) M-Lab-R, One (1) M2 and a network of external (audited) Partners
for post-processing (5 axes milling, NDI, surface treatment….).

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Quality Assurance

Our manufacturing processes are well mastered, documented and certified according to the currently available standards. The ISO 9001 certification of the company is in progress.

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The principle

Selective Laser Melting of a powder bed : Additive manufacturing, layer by layer, melting of the metallic powder (powder bed) through a laser source

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Impact of AM on your production  Value Chain

Metallic Additive Manufacturing offers advantages in each step of the complete Value Chain :

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Added Value of AM in Design

  • Freedom of design : no limitations of classical machining
  • Higher performance parts
  • Reduced time and cost of design
  • Customized parts or small series at the same costs as serial production
  • Last minute changes are easy to take into design

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Topology Optimisation

  • Reduction of the mass
  • Reduction of design cycles and time
  • Increase of the efficiency of
    the components
  • Reduction of stress levels
  • Reduction of the development costs




Added Value of AM for Manufacturing

  • Complex parts at a lower cost
  • Hollow parts or with integrated fluid channels at no extra costs
  • Reduced production times
  • Also ‘’difficult’’ alloys such as Titanium and Inconels

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Added Value of AM in the Assembly phase

  • Functions integrated in one single part
  • Reduction of interfaces and thus less weight and less costs
  • Reduction of the number of parts to be assembled (less drawings and less parts to manage)
  • Reduces assembly times and costs
  • More simple assemblies ie better quality and less control operations

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Added Value of AM in Maintenance & Logistics

  • Allows on-demand or just-in-time manufacturing (ie low stock of Spare Parts, cost reduction of spare-parts stocks)
  • Features no time limit for the manufacturing of Spare Parts
  • Offers the possibility of localised manufacturing : savings in time and transportation costs

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