Oerlikon Customer Case Study
Until recently, Additive Manufacturing (AM) was thought to have value solely in prototyping new products or designs. Today, however, it is evolving into a game-changing production technology, with companies like Oerlikon at the forefront of industrializing this technique.
In their Munich-based Innovation and Technology Centre, Oerlikon places priority on attention to detail throughout the entire AM process chain—from the initial research and development to final product inspection. To ensure that all AM components reach their desired geometric accuracy and specified mechanical characteristics, Oerlikon chose ZEISS to supply the lab’s microscopy and metrology solutions.
“In materials science terms, AM is like discovering a new universe. And the field of microscopy is like the telescope we need to explore it.”
Blanka Szost – Head of Additive Manufacturing Competence Centre, Oerlikon AM