Spin-off Additive Marking joins the DMRC

Additive Marking GmbH joins the DMRC in the consortium 2,5 years after its spin-off from the University of Paderborn. The start-up focuses on solutions for the digital process chain in additive manufacturing. It has developed a solution that automatically and individually integrates markings for each component already in the CAD data of the digital twin. The specially developed "Additive Marking Suite" offers companies the possibility to digitally and securely provide all product data from design and construction, pre-process and additive manufacturing to further processing, assembly and logistics.

After cooperating closely and successfully in various publicly funded research projects in the areas of the continuous digital process chain (Optiamix / Polyline)), the excellent cooperation is now to be further strengthened by joining the DMRC. As part of a DMRC project that has now been initiated, Additive Marking will work with the other members of the consortium to examine how the additive manufacturing lines there can be digitally mapped and how existing processes can be further optimized and improved. "We look forward to working closely with the industry consortium. We are convinced that our solution can support the companies in the industrialization of the technology" says Dr Ulrich Jahnke, one of the three founders of Additive Marking GmbH.

What makes Additive Marking GmbH's solution unique is the type of markings and identifiers that are used to identify and authenticate components consistently: This is done by means of machine-readable and ISO-compliant direct markings, which are created directly and inseparably on the product during the additive manufacturing process. In this way, the additively manufactured product is traceable from the first moment of product creation, regardless of the material, and can be easily documented digitally for further process steps. In addition, these markings, which are inextricably linked to the component, enable access to any information and value-added services both in the industrial environment and for the end customer.

 "I am very pleased that we can welcome Additive Marking as a home-grown company in the consortium. Start-ups are significantly driving the industrialization of AM technology" explains Dr Christian Lindemann, the DMRC's Managing Director. Four different start-ups have now been spun off from the DMRC. "This shows that we are on the right track to bring the research results to the market," says Dr Lindemann. In future, the DMRC would like to focus more on cooperation with start-ups. Starting next year, it will be much easier for these companies to become part of the consortium.