The use of 3D printing creates comprehensive advantages in the mechanical engineering industry. OTMK presents its criteria with which you can evaluate the quality of a 3D printed part: “OTMK GmbH builds highly flexible systems and machines for the primary and secondary industry of products of all types and sectors. Most of these products are familiar from everyday use at home. Due to the variety of different products that we use in our machines, we need products that are resistant to ambient temperatures and are attached to our machines. These machines are usually unique pieces specially adapted to the customer, often even individually adapted to the product. In addition, the products must be very light, as our machines and systems operate with high dynamics. These requirements led us to 3D printing.


Possibilities of 3D printing

In 3D printing, i.e. additive manufacturing, 3-dimensional components are created through a layered structure.

The fundamental advantages of this fairly new technology are the freedom of design and production, the speed and the low cost.


This enables completely new possibilities in function and application.

We can offer our customers components made of metal, plastic and fiber-reinforced materials.

Through our research in the area of additive manufacturing / rapid prototyping, we are leaders in the field of generative manufacturing processes.



  • MJF – HP Multi Jet Fusion
  • SLS - Selective laser sintering process SLS
  • SLA – Stereolithography
  • CARBON DLS – Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™
  • FDM – Fused Deposition Modeling
  • MJP – Multi Jet Printing MJP
  • 3D printing with continuous fibers: carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass


Advantages of 3D printing at a glance

  • Reduce manufacturing costs by up to 80%: Components can be manufactured directly from the 3D CAD model within a few days; no molds or additional tools are required.
  • Shorten development times: produce quick prototypes or small series. Materials close to series production as well as practical functional tests of the components.
  • Freedom of design: free-form surfaces, cavities, cooling channels, complex geometries, bionic structures and undercuts can be produced.
  • Functional integration: Topology optimization, complex assemblies can be combined.
    Responsible use of resources: Much less material is used than with subtractive processes, unused material can be reused.
  • Shorten production and delivery times: Manufacture and delivery of the finished components in just a few working days.
  • Reverse engineering: Reproduction of components, e.g. spare parts.


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