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Industrial high-end 3D printing

3D printing service in plastic and metal

Additive manufacturing for ready-to-install parts, ISO 9001, IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified

FKM - Driven by Experience

From a pioneer to a full-service 3D printing service provider
1994: Right from the very start, our 3D printing service pioneers from the German town of Biedenkopf have relied on the industry-ready technology of laser powder bed fusion (LPBF).

Ever since our company was founded, we have put all of our enthusiasm and innovation into our service:

We are your source of specialist expertise. With its constantly state-of-the-art parts production and consistently excellent product quality, FKM is now one of the leading 3D printing service providers and technology-enabling partners for prominent industrial companies.

We have always been driven by the desire to innovate.
Based on this desire, FKM develops industry solutions that use resources more efficiently and make new ideas a reality.

Fields of application according to industry

Industrial 3D printing has evolved tremendously in recent years, enabling innovation in the following industries, among others:


3D printing is used to make prototypes of vehicle parts and to produce spare parts and tools.


3D printing is used to create complex components that are difficult to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. The production of lightweight components and rocket motors is also possible.

Medical technology

3D printing is used to produce custom prostheses, orthotics, implants and surgical instruments.


3D printing is used to manufacture complex components and to produce tools and fixtures, as well as enabling the production of prototypes of electronic components and housings.

Sport and lifestyle

3D printing enables the production of individual sports equipment such as shin guards, helmets, shoes and racquets. Frames can be customised, and 3D printing makes it possible to create unique designs.

A partnership for excellence

FKM consistently relies on partnerships with engineering offices and parts manufacturers from the metal and polymer sectors. The reciprocal transfer of expertise leads to optimal, reliable results in terms of technology and cost-effectiveness.

Collaboration with 3D printing service providers on a project-by-project basis is another pillar of FKM. Our customers appreciate our high level of problem-solving expertise, especially when it comes to tricky jobs. In addition, our high, flexible and promptly available printing capacities for large quantities and part volumes are an important advantage offered by FKM.

Our reseller service for engineering offices and parts manufacturers offers:

Potential, future and forecasts

Key technology: industrial 3D printing

According to the latest AMPOWER Report of 2023, the global industrial additive manufacturing market for metals and polymers is expected to grow at an average CAGR of about 17.7% from 2022 to 2027.

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Driven by Experience

High-end 3D printing & services

The possibilities of our 3D printing service are manifold. They range from prototyping (rapid prototyping) to the production of fully functional, ready-to-install components and products. FKM is a full-service partner for industrial high-end 3D printing with complete finishing and quality management. Make the most of our expertise and practice-oriented advice to find the optimal solution for your requirements – without time-consuming failed attempts, simply ‘first time right’!

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New materials

PA 613 in 3D printing

PA 613 is a thermoplastic polyamide powder that can be used in a completely new way in SLS technology at FKM. The material is an ingenious further development that combines the best of PA 6 and PA 12. Its surface resolution and detail are excellent – making it ideal for beautiful surfaces in series production. The material is characterised by its greater strength, rigidity and chemical resistance. PA 613 is resistant to moisture and chemicals and retains its shape and dimensions even at higher temperatures.

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Additive manufacturing processes
in metal or plastic

Advantages and cost-effectiveness

Additive manufacturing gives companies significant competitive advantages. Whether spare parts production is to be set up locally and demand-oriented, customer-specific products are in demand, or the task in question involves lightweight construction, functional integration or a previously unimagined approach, industrial 3D printing is designed precisely to meet these requirements and can now do much more than just rapid prototyping. Depending on the needs and requirements, industrial medium-series production of up to 100,000 components per system and year is already easily feasible – and the trend is rising.

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Your partner for reselling and outsourcing

Expertise and flexible capacity expansions

We are the powerful alternative for our 3D printing partners and industrial customers looking to outsource work, providing quick and competent support when their resources are exhausted or when their knowledge of complex components reaches its limits. As an LPBF specialist in plastics and metal, we provide both our printing and finishing capacities and our experience in the implementation of short-term or particularly tricky print jobs.

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Quality management for the automotive industry

Your OEM Tier 3 supplier – certified according to IATF 16949

As part of an end-to-end quality-monitored supply chain, we have been certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for many years. We are particularly proud of our new gold standard, IATF 16949 certification as a Tier 3 parts supplier for the automotive industry. With this certification, we now also offer customers from other industries an outstanding level of quality management that meets the highest demands.

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Source: AMGTA

Quest for Innovation

Significant energy savings due to lightweight LPBF components in aircraft

AMGTA has published a study on LPBF in aircraft manufacturing, conducted by the Golisano Rochester Institute of Sustainability of the Rochester Institute of Technology. According to Sherri Monroe, Executive Director of AMGTA, “For the first time, we are able to publish tangible results that demonstrate the importance of design in additive manufacturing compared to traditional processes. This study shows that additive manufacturing can have a very real impact in aircraft and engine design of the future and bodes well for the application of similar strategies in other industries and programs.”

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New materials

PEKK-100 in the test phase

This high-performance polymer based on an unfilled PEKK has produced impressive test results. It has a higher elongation at break and impact strength while maintaining higher tensile strength than the carbon-fibre-filled material HT-23. PEKK-100 is particularly impressive at high operating temperatures in the range of 80–180°C. It has similar properties to injection-moulded 35% glass-fibre-filled polyamide 6 and is therefore ideal as a replacement for small series applications, especially in the automotive industry.

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