Röchling establishes RDMC for additive manufacturing

The two General Managers of Röchling Direct Manufacturing GmbH, Jens Harmeling (left) and Dr. Axel Höfter, are in charge of the Röchling Direct Manufacturing Center. The RDMC will be opened in spring 2020 and is intended to boost the high-performance plastics specialist’s expertise in additive manufacturing. Photo: Wolfgang Martini

The Mannheim-based Röchling Group is exploring new horizons in manufacturing. Recently, the specialist in high-performance plastics established Röchling Direct Manufacturing GmbH, headquartered in Waldachtal in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. In doing so, the company has reinforced its commitment to additive manufacturing technology.

Given the wide variety of possibilities and material combinations as well as the almost limitless design freedom, additive manufacturing at the Röchling Direct Manufacturing Center (RDMC), which will be opened in spring 2020, is the perfect means of furthering Röchling’s strategic positioning as a technology provider solutions in all three of the company’s divisions (Industrial, Automotive and Medical).

Covering an area of 500 square meters, the RDMC’s aspiration from the outset is to make efficient use of available technologies. However, there is also a focus on collaborating with customers to define the application area of additive manufacturing and expand it in the interests of delivering technology for the Röchling Group. Moreover, the cooperation with machine manufacturers, service providers, and scientific partners will be steered with the objective of developing technologies and materials for the customized products of tomorrow.