New materials additive manufacturing

New materials for additive manufacturing

Do none of the commercially available materials have the exact properties you are looking for? Then it’s time to design advanced materials that do. Materials innovation in additive manufacturing (AM) requires a thorough understanding of the process and its parameters, on top of the know-how to build a proof of concept. And that is exactly the service we offer.

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Additive manufacturing material improvements

Optimise your offering

Examples abound of possible material improvements:

  • Aluminium alloys for aeronautics that are not yet processable with AM technologies
  • Polymers with adequate elongation, but with a suboptimal resistance to hydrolysis
  • Bio-compatible polymers with controlled resorption times in the medical industry

Sirris helps you achieve such improvements through AM process and materials development. Whether the material feedstock is a powder, filament or a viscous liquid, our experts know what to do.

Additive manufacturing technologies

Assistance for various AM technologies and quantities

Even if your application requires only a small quantity, we help you develop new materials..

Our AM technologies:

  • Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (E-BPF)
  • Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Digital Light Processing (DLP)
  • Masked Stereolithography Apparatus (MLSA)
  • Syringe Robot Casting (SRC)

The majority of Sirris’s additive manufacturing equipment can be fully parametrised, and multiple slicer software packages are available.

A 7-fold service: pick and choose


Our experts make a difference in optimising your feedstock.


WIth the mini-extruder we transform your powder or pellet polymers (charged or not) into a filament with a specific diameter (max. 4 mm).

Material enhancement

We enhance the properties and/or improve the “printability” of the material through better formulation.


Tests can be performed such as powder characterisation, thermal analysis and mechanical behaviour, on feedstock or end-product.

Proof of concept

Testresults can be assesed in the AM machine, by building a proof of concept to validate the material for your application.

Quality control

We perform quality control, such as dimensional accuracy, mechanical strength, material quality and material aging.


A post-treatment is carried out, such as polishing/tribo-finition, thermal treatment, impregnation, coating and CNC.

Guido Heunen

Interested in new materials for additive manufacturing?

Guido Heunen and his colleagues from our additive manufacturing team will show you the way!

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