“all in” at ACTech means: having all, mastering all, giving all, maintaining all. That’s why we have always relied on in-house solutions. All casting and CNC machining processes related to rapid prototyping are carried out in-house, right up to the ready-to-install part. Our “all in” concept is the basis for our practice of controlling all production processes ourselves and for our ability to realise extremely fast cycle times. This makes us more independent, more reliable and faster than others. Ultimately, it is this concept in combination with our experience from more than 25,000 different prototyping projects that convinces our customers to go “all in” with us time and again.

Rapidest Prototyping

Welcome to the front-runner. Since 1995, we have been continually setting new standards for rapid prototype production in terms of both quality and speed. Employing innovative methods and technologies partially developed in-house, in conjunction with complete in-house management of processes and perfectly organized workflows. The results are high-precision, finished ready-to-install casting prototypes, produced in record time. Our customers around the globe, especially in the automotive, engineering and aerospace sectors, place great value on our technological advances and reliability. Speed is one reason our customers keep going “all in” with us.

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New challenges every day? Innovative products, technologies and work flows? Long-term prospects? Excellent working conditions? Teamwork? Go “all in” with us.

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Materialise Acquires ACTech, Full-Service Manufacturer of Complex Metal Parts

Acquisition will enhance  Materialise’s ability to offer complete manufacturing solutions for unique 3D-printed metal parts.

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Requirements

To choose the right casting technology we need the following information:

  • Quantity of parts
  • Material specification
  • Necessary tests
  • CNC machining information
  • Desired delivery schedule

Mold design

  • CATIA, ProE, Siemens NX, GeoMagic, 3Devolution, Creo, Magics
  • mold design depending on customers requirements, quantity and used Rapid Prototyping techniques
  • raw part design, adding machining allowance, design of the prepared feeding and gating system
  • define the split lines for mold segmentation and necessary cores, cores fitted with core prints for mold assembly
  • mold segments and cores are fitted with interlocks
  • finally the assembly of the generated mold is checked
  • optimal mixture of different mold production techniques is provided by special software developed by ACTech which taking into consideration the best price/performance ratio

Simulation

  • requested by customer
  • ANSYS, PROCast
  • FEM (Finite-Elemente-Analyse) analysis simultaneously with design process
  • casting simulations
    • mold filling and solidification simulation
    • prediction of internal stress, deformation and possible casting defects
    • optimization of casting technology
    • determining the pouring setup

Mold manufacturing | Sand casting

  • using 3D-CAD data for manufacturing and quality control:
    • Laser sintering of Croning® material
      • additive manufacturing
      • cores, almost unlimited geometric freedom
    • 3D Printing
      • additive manufacturing
      • 3D furan resin printing for complex cores and mold segments
      • 3D phenolic resin printing for high strength cores
    • DMM® - Direct mold milling
      • mold segments up to 2,400 mm
    • CNC milled pattern
  • compare mold segments and cores with the 3D-CAD data using optical measurement
  • monitor the mold assembly process with tactile and optical measuring technique for tight tolerances
  • data mining for later non- destructive tests and machining setup

Mold manufacturing | Investment casting

  • using 3D-CAD data for manufacturing and quality control
  • controlled cooling and storage of wax positives
  • optical measurement for quality checks
  • technologies:
    • primary model production by laser sintering of polystyrene
    • plaster mold technology
      • using wax or polystyrene models
      • plaster cuvette production by melting the original models
    • ceramic mold technology
      • using wax or polystyrene models
      • ceramic mold production by decanting, sanding and melting of the original models
      • patented drying technology
      • casting of steel and iron is possible

Foundry

  • aluminum, grey iron, ductile iron, compacted graphite iron, alloyed and high alloyed steel, customer alloys
  • patented Cooling method for mechanical properties comparable to series part characteristics
  • vacuum supported pouring technology for thin wall thicknesses
  • 850kg melting capacity for aluminum
  • 500 kg melting capacity for iron and steel alloys
  • core removal with shock wave technology
  • heat treatment according to requirements

Raw part

  • finish
  • optical measurement vs CAD data set
  • wide range of construction and production welding methods
    • Tungsten inert gas welding
    • Al DC Negative Pole manual welding
    • Manual metal arc welding
    • Cast iron hot welding similar and dissimilar
    • Gas metal arc welding
    • Laser welding
  • complete testing of the customer requirements to the raw part
    • Tightness testing, crack detection, Fluoroscopy
    • X-ray inspection (160kV device, radioscopy)
    • Visual inspection and endoscopy from 2 mm diameter
    • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • surface treatment requested by customer

Finished part

  • CAM programming with Tebis and TopSolid
  • VERICUT machining simulation
  • Alignment with live optical measurement raw part data vs 3D-CAD-data
  • complete external machining setup
    • Tool presetter with online data transfer
    • Shuttle table systems
  • CNC machining
    • 5-axis simultaneous technology
    • mill/turn and turn/mill- technology
    • up to 1,500mm table size available
  • In-Process measurement technology
  • Quality testing with 3D coordinate measurement, contour and roughness measurement
  • Tightness testing, Finish and assembly

Projektmanagement

  • Lead Project Manager
    • Responsible for all internal and external communication
    • Coordinates work of the foundry project managers and the machining project manager
    • Provides technical customer service for key accounts or special projects only
  • Foundry Project Manager
    • Specialized in casting techniques, applications and materials
    • Responsible for raw part production details
  • Machining Project Manager
    • Specialized in applications only, independent of markets or technology
    • Responsible for manufacturing details of machining
  • Live-Tracking for customers

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Locations

Deutschland

ACTech GmbH
Halsbrücker Straße 51
09599 Freiberg / Sa.
Deutschland

Tel.: +49 3731 169 0
Fax: +49 3731 169 500
prototype@actech.de
www.actech.de

USA

ACTech North America Inc.
4343 Concourse Drive, Suite 350
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
USA

Tel.: +1 734 91 30 091
Fax: +1 734 91 30 095
info@rapidcastings.com

Indien

ACTech GmbH
Liaison Office
No 15/2, Sangama, Diagonal Road
Vasantnager
Bangalore - 560 052
Indien

Tel.: +91 80 41 13 13 42
Fax: +91 80 41 13 13 43
prototype@actech.de

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Contacts

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Christian Schmidt

Sales Manager

Phone: +49 3731 169 120
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 596

Email: chc@actech.de

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Andreas Weise

Phone: +49 3731 169 106
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 595

Email: awe@actech.de

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Detlev Paulick

Phone: +49 3731 169 121
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 597

Email: dpa@actech.de

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Ines Popp

Phone: +49 3731 169 114
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 654

Email: spp@actech.de

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Marc Schulze

Phone: +49 3731 169 131
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 606

Email: mrs@actech.de

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Carolin Neumann

Tel.: +49 3731 169 122
Mobil: +49 162 28 27 079
E-Mail: csm@actech.de

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Thomas Gotte

Phone: +49 3731 169 107
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 602

Email: tgo@actech.de

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Dirk Strohbach

Phone: +49 3731 169 129
Mobil: +49 162 26 63 648

Email: dsr@actech.de

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Konstanze Richter

Phone: +49 3731 169 108
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 613

Email: krc@actech.de

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Davide Del Duca

Phone: +49 3731 169 125

Email: ddl@actech.de

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Steven White

Phone: +49 3731 169 116
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 631

Email: swh@actech.de

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Thomas Becker

President ACTech North America Inc.

Phone: +1 734 91 30 092
Mobil: +1 734 70 93 891
Email: tbe@rapidcastings.com

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Michael S. Oetting

Phone: +1 248 63 54 354
Email: mct@rapidcastings.com

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Paul Hudak

Phone: +1 734 35 36 313
Email: phd@rapidcastings.com

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Jason G. Neal

Phone: +1 734 27 26 570
Email: jnl@rapidcastings.com

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Cameron C. Lawrence

Phone: +1 734 27 27 369
Email: clw@rapidcastings.com

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Luke Mykolenko

Phone: +1 734 70 95 605
Email: lmk@rapidcastings.com

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Thomas Beier

General Sales Manager Asia

Phone: +49 3731 169 138
Mobil: +49 162 29 54 605

Email: tbr@actech.de

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Thomas Karunakaran

Manager ACTech GmbH Liaison Office India

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 46
Mobil: +91 90 08 48 91 77
Email: thm@actech.de

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Sonhar Balagopalan

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 42
Mobil: +91 90 08 48 91 78
Email: snh@actech.de

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Rajkumar V.

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 40
Email: rjk@actech.de

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Seung Woo Han

Phone: +91 80 41 13 13 40
Email: ghn@actech.de

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Dorit Hebert

Phone: +49 3731 169 466
Email: dhe@actech.de

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Ronny Kaule

Tel.: +49 3731 169 447
Email: ykl@actech.de

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Annegret Roth

Tel.: +49 3731 169 463
Email: nrt@actech.de

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Christin Stelzer

Phone: +49 3731 169 562
Email: cfr@actech.de

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Sandra Wolf

Phone: +49 3731 169 103
Email: swo@actech.de

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Locations

Deutschland

ACTech GmbH
Halsbrücker Straße 51
09599 Freiberg / Sa.
Deutschland

Tel.: +49 3731 169 0
Fax: +49 3731 169 500
prototype@actech.de
www.actech.de

USA

ACTech North America Inc.
4343 Concourse Drive, Suite 350
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
USA

Tel.: +1 734 91 30 091
Fax: +1 734 91 30 095
info@rapidcastings.com

Indien

ACTech GmbH
Liaison Office
No 15/2, Sangama, Diagonal Road
Vasantnager
Bangalore - 560 052
Indien

Tel.: +91 80 41 13 13 42
Fax: +91 80 41 13 13 43
prototype@actech.de

News & Termine

News
Events
Press

ACTech GmbH introduces itself at the following fairs: 

7th Aachen Colloquium China Automobile and Engine Technology

2016 | 11 | 15-17
Peking / China

Kempinski Hotel Beijing

Contact: Christian Schmidt

ORTE 2018 at the Technical University Freiberg

2018 | 01 | 11
Freiberg / Germany

Contact: Annegret Roth

AUTO EXPO 2018 - Components

2018 | 02 | 08-11
New Delhi / India

Pragati Maidan

Contact: Thomas Karunakaran

5th International Engine Congress

2018 | 02 | 27-28
Baden-Baden / Germany

Congress Building Baden-Baden

Contact: Konstanze Richter

Contact news agency

Möller ! Horcher
Public Relations GmbH

Julia Schreiber

Heubnerstraße 1
09599 Freiberg
Germany

Tel: +49 3731 20 70 915
Fax: +49 3731 20 70 929

E-Mail: julia.schreiber@moeller-horcher.de
www.moeller-horcher.de

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As the world's leading manufacturer of casting prototypes we form tangible progress from visionary ideas for our customers in the automotive industry, aerospace and mechanical and plant engineering. For the innovations of our customers and our future success, we need people who like to pose challenges.

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If you’d like to contribute to the success of ACTech as an employee, but your application documents are not completely ready, please use our applicant contact form to give us a brief, straightforward description of your essential qualifications and professional experience.

If we identify a position in our company that could be a good match for your qualifications and professional experience, we will get in touch with you immediately.

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