Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH

Additive manufacturing

  • 3 kW selective electron beam melting machine ARCAM A2X (dimensions: 200 x 200 x 380 mm³), machine manufacturer: ARCAM AB
  • 2 kW selective laser melting machine (dimensions: 400 x 800 x 1000 mm³), machine manufacturer: Concept Laser GmbH


  • Thixomolding systems with a clamping force of 220 t (manufactured by Japan Steel Works, Ltd.) and 650 t (manufactured by Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.)
  • Direct compounding prototype system with a clamping force of 400 t (casting machine with compounder)


  • Injection compression press with a clamping force of 800 t (manufactured by ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH))
  • Multi-component injection moulding machine with a clamping force of 120 t (manufactured by KraussMaffei Technologie GmbH)
  • Continuous compression line with a pressing force of 165 t (manufactured by Teubert Maschinenbau GmbH)
  • Precision forming press with a clamping force of 200 t (manufactured by Langzauner GmbH)

Powder metallurgy

  • Continuous powder extrusion press with modified tool temperature control (prototype system, extrusion wheel diameter of 300 mm)
  • Explosion-proof roller compactor for compacting metal bulk materials (prototype system)


  • Cluster with 96 cores for simulation computations
  • Flow-3D (Flow Science Deutschland GmbH)
  • ProCAST (ESI Group)
  • code_aster (open source)
  • Yade (open source)



  • Hydraulic press with integrated orbital forming function (Lasco Umformtechnik GmbH)
  • CO2 cutting laser with 3.2 kW (Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG)
  • Rolling mill with heated working rolls (Gerd Wolff Maschinenfabrik GmbH)
  • High speed testing machine with 160 kN and testing speeds up to 20 m/s (Zwick GmbH & Co. KG)


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Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH (NMF) is a national research center of the Bavarian State. We transform cutting-edge materials and manufacturing methods into industrial solutions. Our 3000 m² testing field is equipped with large-scaled industrial facilities. The scope of our work is not limited to research – we also manufacture prototypes and small batches. Neue Materialien Fürth GmbH is linked with Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH and the University of Erlangen (Universität Erlangen/FAU).


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