Bad Soden, Germany,

Messer presents specific solutions at Formnext

Gases and expertise for Additive Manufacturing

At the “Formnext” trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, November 15-18, 2022, gases specialist Messer will present solutions for 3D printing with metallic materials. Along with the Addline product range, the company’s stand will also focus on comprehensive customer support with services, consultation and training. With its presence at this, the leading showcase for Additive Manufacturing and industrial 3D printing, Messer underscores the importance that the company places on this business segment.

Under the brand name Addline, Messer has developed a product range for Additive Manufacturing with metallic materials. It comprises the shielding gases, conveying gases and cooling gases needed for the production, transportation and storage of powder materials as well as for the actual printing process and subsequent heat treatment. Targeted selection and composition of the gases in combination with their technologically adapted use are designed to significantly enhance process efficiency and quality.

At Stand C48 in Hall 12.0, the world’s largest family-run gases company will be demonstrating solutions for the three main printing processes for metals:

  • Powder Bed Fusion Laser Beam (PBF-LB)
  • Direct Energy Deposition – Laser Beam (DED-LB)
  • Direct Energy Deposition – Arc (DED-Arc, or Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing, WAAM)

“With our gases, we offer optimal solutions for all Additive Manufacturing processes. And that means for both single-stage and multi-stage processes,” emphasizes Dirk Kampffmeyer, Senior Manager Welding Technology at Messer. “We’re right there at our customer’s side with just the right products and tailor-made services.”

Messer operates its own in-house technical centers for innovation and new technologies in the area of welding, cutting and Additive Manufacturing in Europe, Asia and America. These facilities are also used for the development of customer-specific applications and to train experts. Specialized experts from Messer also advise customers on site at their own locations, helping them optimize their processes with regard to efficiency, quality and CO2 footprint. In addition, Messer provides comprehensive information and training materials and holds regular webinars on gases technology.