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Schubert & Salzer Feinguß Invest In Lithoz 3D Printing Technology for the Development of 3D Printed Shells For Investment Casting

• Partnership between Schubert & Salzer Feinguß Lobenstein GmbH, Ernst-Abbe- Hochschule Jena and Lithoz GmbH

• Innovative designs for 3D printed ceramic shells for investment casting industry

• Technological limits can be overcome using 3D printing

The traditional and innovative German investment casting company Schubert & Salzer Feinguß GmbH, located in Bad Lobenstein, has recently invested in a Lithoz CeraFab 8500 3D printing system for the development of 3D printed investment casting shells. The partnership with Lithoz GmbH and Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, where the 3D printer was installed, consolidates Schubert & Salzer’s position as one of the innovation leaders in the investment casting industry. “Lithoz technology enables us to additively produce

ceramic molds that meet the high demands of the investment casting process. With the help of investment in the now delivered printing system, this process will be further developed into an industrial manufacturing process. In the future, this will make it possible to produce components that are hardly imaginable today. The partnership with Lithoz and the EAH Jena allows us to eagerly work towards this goal,” Dr. Holger Reichenbächer, deputy managing director of Schubert & Salzer Feinguß GmbH stated. After several successful projects and partnerships focused

on the production of ceramic cores – many of which are still ongoing - Lithoz are now also entering the world of ceramic shell production with this sale and are therefore further expanding their status as innovation and technology leaders in the additive manufacturing industry. Dr. Johannes Homa, CEO of Lithoz, said, “We strongly

believe in the potential of the investment casting market and we are delighted to have found a strong and innovative partner in Schubert & Salzer. We are very much looking forward to further expand this development partnership.” Lithoz is a world market and technology leader of 3D

printers and materials for the 3D printing of high-performance and bioresorbable ceramics. Since 2014, Lithoz has been expanding into the aerospace and industrial gas turbine (IGT), where they offer innovative and reliable 3D printers as well as high-quality materials for the production of ceramic casting cores. The company has an export share of almost 100%, nearly

70 employees and has founded a subsidiary in the USA in 2017. Lithoz has also been ISO 9001-2015 certified since 2016. For more information, visit For decades, Schubert & Salzer Feinguß Lobenstein GmbH has been a reliable partner for all branches of the metalworking industry in mechanical and vehicle engineering. The process technology used, “Investment casting using the

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lost wax process,” is suitable for parts from 0.001 Kg - approx. 60 Kg (max. dimensions 700 x 500 x 350mm). They cast more than 200 different steel and nickel-based alloys and guarantee the best quality, highest precision and surface finish, as well as exact compliance with the agreed casting requirements. For more information, visit



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