John Deere is virtual host of "Tech Club"

AM along the value chain - Practical excerpts from material to digitalisation.

On 22 April 2021, the second Tech Club of Leichtbau BW will be virtually hosted by our network partner John Deere GmbH und Co. KG.

The second installment of this event series will once again focus on topics related to additive manufacturing.

Look forward to exciting lectures, digital networking opportunities and an exclusive tour of the host company.

Talks and programme (german)

Further information and registration on the event website (german).

John Deere finishes KitkAdd Project

After a little more than three years, the KitkAdd research project was successfully completed in March 2020. The aim of the KitkAdd research project was to reduce the overall manufacturing costs by combining additive manufacturing with established manufacturing processes such as machining, sintering and injection molding.



As a result, a design method adapted to additive manufacturing is now available, which describes design recommendations and achievable manufacturing accuracies to the user. Industrial production concepts have been developed for the components under consideration, which enable a more economical production compared to the purely additive process chain. John Deere considered the additive manufacturing of gear components and heat exchangers in the project. A new type of process monitoring by means of acoustic sensor technology can now additionally minimize the resulting scrap. The 10 partners from industry and research in the joint project were funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in its programme "Innovations for tomorrow's production, services and work".

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