An open material database for 3D printing is launched by Replique in collaboration with industry leaders.


Replique, a leading company in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, is set to launch a revolutionary material database at Formnext 2023. This comprehensive and open database aims to simplify the process of material selection for businesses engaged in 3D printing.

In the past, material selection has been a time-consuming task that heavily relies on manual research. Replique’s material database offers a user-friendly platform that allows users to easily choose the most suitable materials for their specific applications. This not only saves time and resources but also ensures the quality of additively manufactured components.

Dr. Henrike Wonneberger, CEO, and Co-Founder of Replique, explains the significance of the material database, stating, “Through our daily engagement with material data, we have built a rich knowledge hub that we are now eager to share with the wider community. The launch of our material database represents another significant step in our mission to drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing and provide comprehensive support to our customers at every stage of their journey.”

What sets Replique’s material database apart is its collaborative nature. It serves as an open resource for the 3D printing community, allowing manufacturers, service providers, and other companies to both use and contribute to the database. This collaborative approach enhances the work and services of the entire industry.

The material database is designed with user convenience in mind. It includes various filters for technical specifications, compliance with industry standards, and application categories. Reference cases and certificates will be easily accessible, reducing the need for time-consuming inquiries. The database will be accessible through the Replique platform and an upcoming API interface, ensuring convenient data access protected by a free password barrier.

This material database is just one element of Replique’s extensive ecosystem, which also includes services like Additive Marking, enabling the traceability of 3D printed parts. The goal is to provide customers with easy access to vital information and services through a unified interface.

Replique has already made significant strides in the additive manufacturing industry, partnering with companies like Alstom and Miele. Alstom, a rail manufacturer, adopted Replique’s on-demand 3D printing services for its industrial series production, improving manufacturing flexibility and reducing lead times. Miele, a German appliance maker, integrated Replique’s platform into its online store for efficient accessory provision.

The future of 3D printing looks promising, and Replique is at the forefront of driving innovation. As the industry continues to evolve, challenges in engineering and manufacturing will need to be addressed. To stay updated with the latest 3D printing news, it is essential to subscribe to the 3D Printing Industry newsletter and follow them on social media.

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With the launch of the material database at Formnext 2023, Replique is poised to make a significant impact on the additive manufacturing industry. Their commitment to collaboration, innovation, and customer support sets them apart as a leader in the field.

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