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Formnext 2023

Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing enriches the fAMily

Formnext, the world´s leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing in Frankfurt am Main, was once again an impressive showcase for innovation and progress in the manufacturing industry this year. The trade fair attracted visitors and exhibitors from all over the world and offered a unique platform for the exchange of the latest technologies and ideas. The Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing division of Kurtz GmbH & Co. KG has joined this exciting environment for the third time.

Despite its comparatively short history, Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing has undergone a remarkable development over the past ten months. The division, which specializes in metal 3D-printing, has been able to expand its team with a number of highly qualified specialists who have extensive 3D-specific expertise. For some of the new colleagues it has been the first Formnext participation under the Kurtz Ersa flag. They took part with great energy and enthusiasm. For the AM division it has been the third trade fair in a row.

At the trade fair, the Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing booth was a center of attraction for interested parties and industry experts who were fascinated by the advanced 3D -printing solution using the “Perfect Angle Printing” process. As a highlight, Kurtz Ersa presented the Alpha 140, which was running in trade fair operation and impressively demonstrated the precise axis movements in the “Laser Powder Bed Fusion” process (LPBF). Included was an extensive collection of Alpha 140 components, which were showcased in a display cabinet. In addition to high-quality animation videos, three large-format components produced on the Kurtz Ersa Flying Ray complemented the exhibition at the Kurtz Ersa booth. Visitors had the opportunity to marvel at the impressive exhibits on pedestals, which occupied around a third of the possible 1,500 x 1,000 x 500 mm installation space of the prototype system.


The new AM Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Astrid Rota with some of the stand personnel at Formnext
The new AM Managing Director Dr.-Ing. Astrid Rota with some of the stand personnel at Formnext: Michael Müller (left), Product Manager Sales Casting Solutions - Kurtz GmbH & Co. KG, and Sebastian Nitschky, Prototyping Research & Development employee at Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing

The dedicated booth staff held numerous high-caliber discussions, enabling the company to expand its network with valuable contacts. The participation in Formnext 2023 was a great success for Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing and underlined the company´s growing importance in the additive manufacturing industry. The excitement of now being part of the fAMily within the Formnext community was palpable for everyone involved. The event provided an ideal opportunity to showcase own innovations, learn from other industry leaders, and exchange ideas with them.

Progressive advances in metallic 3D printing

Dr.-Ing. Astrid Rota, new Managing Director of the AM division since October 1: “The successful outcome of the trade fair underlines our progressive advances in metal 3D-printing and consolidates Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing´s position in the industry. It is encouraging to see our commitment being recognized.” Looking back on her first weeks at Kurtz Ersa, Astrid Rota says: “Our team has proven that it is highly ambitious passionate about additive manufacturing. I appreciate the challenge of leading a young and dynamic team and am delighted to be actively shaping the future of additive manufacturing for the industry.”

Kurtz Ersa Additive Manufacturing is already looking forward to the upcoming Formnext in November 2024. The division with start-up character is determined to expand its position as a supplier of metal 3D-printing and to continue its mission to constantly push the boundaries of what is possible in additive manufacturing. See you next year in Frankfurt!


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