Sauber Technologies continues pursuing technological innovation as it extends partnership with AM Solutions

Mr. Hansen, COO of Sauber Technologies, and Mr. Löhnert, Managing Director of Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH. Image supplied. 
Media Release by AM Solutions

Sauber Technologies has extended its technology partnership with AM Solutions – 3D post-processing technology, a brand of the Rösler Group, taking a further step forward in the field of technological innovation.

The partnership, which was sealed in 2021, has been prolonged for two additional years, as a logical consequence of a valuable and trustful business relationship that has been providing both parties with excellent results.

Automated post-processing of additive manufactured parts is essential for Sauber Technologies for the economical production of repeatable and high-quality printed parts, especially on an industrial scale. Over the last year, the company benefited from Rösler’s decades of experience in surface finishing, by using post-processing equipment provided by its brand, AM Solutions – 3D post-processing technology. Several 3D printed parts have also been featured on the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN C42, bringing the strategic partnership from the factory to the track.

Under AM Solutions – 3D post-processing technology, the Rösler Group bundles all activities related to additive manufacturing with an outstanding range of products and services, including systems, consumables and process engineering for the series-ready and automated post-processing of additively manufactured parts. Rösler’s many years of cross-industry experience in surface finishing in a real production environment as well as its own mechanical engineering form a strong backbone of AM Solutions offerings.

As part of the relationship between Sauber Technologies and AM Solutions, the two partners are currently collaborating in the field of SLA (stereolithography) in post-processing, to develop solutions to maximise the efficiency of the cleaning process and support removal, a further milestone in surface technology. In addition, Sauber Technologies is already using several mass finishing and shot blasting machines from AM Solutions.

Christoph Hansen, COO of Sauber Technologies: “Over the past year, the partnership with AM Solutions has been of fundamental importance, as several business practices of our Group have been employing them, from the wind tunnel models to the most experimental components, and, of course, our Formula One cars. AM Solutions have brought their excellent experience and solutions to Sauber Technologies, helping us creating 3D printed parts faster and in a more efficient way, two essential qualities for an ever-evolving business like ours. I am glad to be extending our partnership with the Rösler Group, and I am already looking forward to seeing what else we could achieve together in the future.”

Volker Löhnert, Managing Director of Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH: “The extension of our partnership with Sauber Technologies is an important milestone for AM Solutions – 3D post-processing technology. The team has a long tradition of using additively manufactured components in its Formula One cars and has been therefore interested in exploring the vast opportunities that 3D printing offers in terms of design, material selection, and lightweight construction. High-quality and repeatable post-processing is of great importance for the optimization of the entire process chain, and that is where we bring our decades of expertise in surface finishing, together with our customized solutions developed specifically for the peculiarities of AM-manufactured parts. For these reasons, we have the perfect partner at our side in Sauber Technologies.”