#FounderFriday - TIWARI Scientific Instruments: Additive Manufacturing That Connects Space and Earth
TIWARI Scientific Instruments is a hardware-oriented company, currently incubated
by the European Space Agency (ESA), and aiming at leveraging their strong connection to the Space industry for accelerating technological development on the Earth. They have offices in Darmstadt and in Berlin, and are aiming at making high-performance 3D-printed metals and ceramic parts available at affordable prices through their 3D-printed technology they call RAPTOR.
RAPTOR works with conventional plastic printers (albeit modified) and uses specially-fabricated filaments of metals and ceramics mixed with plastic. The plastic aids in the low temperature printing of parts – just like with any plastic printer – and the parts are then subsequently heat treated at high temperatures to eliminate the binder and compact the loose metal/ceramic compound. The result is a high-density part whose properties are comparable with other manufacturing technologies. Besides producing some amazing parts (see pictures below) they are also working closely with ESA to test the parts for their mechanical properties with a view to qualify the process for Space as well as industrial applications.
In more recent news, they have successfully carried out pilot projects with industrial clients for Stainless Steel, Titanium, Aluminium Oxide and Silicon Carbide; and are currently in search for pilot clients for two new materials usable with their technology – Copper (popular choice for heat exchangers) and Tungsten Carbide (tooling material). For more information about these pilot opportunities, visit and follow TIWARI's LinkedIn.
They have also just recently launched their online cost calculator for 3D-printing: an online tool for instant cost estimation of the parts with RAPTOR. Just upload your design and select the material, and the online tool gives you an instant cost estimation.
Try the online tool: http://tiwari-instruments.com/online-cost-calculator/
INAM and TIWARI have crossed paths over the past years due to their mutual connection - Wista Management and the Adlershof Science and Technology Park, where Tiwari's Berlin office is located. Earlier this year, TIWARI took part in INAM's AdMaCamp - Advanced Materials Online Bootcamp. You can watch Managing Director, Siddarth Tiwari's livestreamed Demo Day pitch on INAM's YouTube Channel.
If you would like to get in touch with TIWARI, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org