Taking care of the full production process from process engineering to high quality end products since 1996
Formatec started off as an R&D company, investigating the, at that time, entirely new manufacturing method Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM). In close cooperation with BASF and ECN (now TNO) feasibility tests for companies in various industries were performed to see if CIM was suited as manufacturing method for their products.
One of these companies was Philips for whom we developed and tested the coffee machine nozzle, and with success. In their search for a production company Philips came back to us as there weren’t any – yet. With Philips’ request, Formatec changed directions shifting into a production company what we still are up to today. Nevertheless the R&D DNA has always been and remains to be the foundation of the company helping to realize challenging projects.
An example was exploring a new way of shaping ceramics through Additive Manufacturing. We have been a pioneer in investigating the possibilities of 3D printing ceramics to improve efficiency, enable adding complexity and simplifying the production process. The project turned out to be another success, and has developed into a company now delivering machines for Additive Manufacturing of ceramic and metal; Admatec Europe. We use their technology to offer Additive Manufacturing as one of our production possibilities.
Today, with almost 25 years of knowledge and experience, we are a full service provider of research, development, production, post-processing; we cover every step in-house to realize your goal.
A few years ago we added Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) to our production capabilities. At first, we only applied MIM for refractory metals such as molybdenum and tungsten. This has been expanded with more conventional metals such as 316L, 17-4 PH et cetera. With a team of MIM experts in-house we are confident that we can offer the same high standard of quality products like we can in CIM and Additive Manufacturing.
We are proud to be a Dutch company, fully based in and operating from the Netherlands. We cover business and deliver ceramic and metal products globally, while providing reliable service.