New testing center for additive manufacturing in Pegnitz

Industry News
KSB additive manufacturing

New testing center for additive manufacturing in Pegnitz

By: KSB

The KSB Group’s Pegnitz location has created a new testing center and a new consulting for additive manufacturing. With ten years of experience in additive manufacturing, the valve and pump manufacturer wants to help other companies to set up their own production facility.

KSB’s portfolio of services in this area ranges from advice on selecting the right equipment to develop design skills and production expertise as well as testing materials and components.

KSB was the first-ever manufacturer to receive TÜV certification for additive manufacturing of components subject to the European Pressure Equipment Directive. Since KSB is well equipped with 3D printers for metal, in addition to producing its own spare parts the company is also able to offer contract manufacturing of components from other industries.

At its Pegnitz location, the KSB Group has been developing and researching metal materials for over a hundred years, in particular for corrosive and abrasive applications in process engineering. It has so far developed over 300 alloys in the areas of cast iron, unalloyed steels, bronze, stainless steels, and duplex steels. These alloys are used in numerous demanding applications around the world.

As the lot sizes for such applications tend to be rather small, the casting experts started exploring manufacturing techniques for casting production very early on in this new field. Additive manufacturing is therefore an ideal technology for KSB since it allows new design solutions to be quickly developed and implemented.

Related Articles

Dynamatic Educational Series Snapshot

Educational Series on YouTube

As of January 2021, DSI/Dynamatic® is introducing an Educational Series on YouTube. The series will include a new video each…

Related Whitepapers

Impeller Selection Guide for Submersible Pumps

When selecting a submersible pump model, the question may arise of what type of impeller is best for the application. Many manufacturers offer a variety…

The AVANT™ MQ Series Brochure

The AVANT™ MQ Series is a new line of submersible pumps developed by Tsurumi Pump, an industry leader in submersible pumps for over 95 years.…

Blackmer® MAGNES Series Sliding Vane Pumps Solve Legacy Pain Points

Introduction There are some things you just can’t avoid: death, taxes, and a pump’s common operational pain points- leaks, dry run, solids handling, cavitation-causing NPSH…

Buffer & Barrier Fluids

Author: Mark Savage, FSA Member As operators of pumping equipment become more focused on the safety, reliability and environmental impact resulting from shaft seal leakage,…

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign up for our Newsletter


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Empowering Pumps & Equipment, 2205-C 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401, http://www.empoweringpumps.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact