To achieve this, the Lüneburg-based company offers strategic and operational consultancy. It identifies the components suitable for additive manufacturing and can optimise them before it prints them in line with bionic principles. The development of hardware and software components for 3D printing equipment complete its portfolio.
For 3D-printing Bionic Production uses the powder based process "Selective Laser Melting" (SLM) – for metal powders – respectively „Selective Laser Sintering“ (SLS) for polymer powders. In addition, Bionic Production applies „Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing“ (WAAM) which is based on deposition welding.
3D printing opens up many new business opportunities for logistics companies. Maike Grund, head of HHLA's new subsidiary Bionic Production, in an interview about the possibilities and limits of additive manufacturing.