Feature Stories

The best stories are taken from real life. We invite you to browse feature stories and discover how you can benefit from both our team and technology.

3D Printing for the Chemical Industry

WACKER’s Central Engineering Department developed a component for a machine to avoid glass breakage during classroom tests.

Turning to ACEO®’s next Chapter

Axel Schmidt, new Vice President / Head of 3D Printing at ACEO®, talks about how he is planning to take ACEO® from start-up to scale-up.

More than an Operator: The various tasks of our production team

Sebastian Nitsch talks about his everyday tasks as an Operator at ACEO® and why it is important to be a “multitasker” when you work in this position.

Multi-material 3D printing with silicones in Facial Prosthetics

Dr. Alexey Unkovskiy used ACEO®’s multi-material 3D printing technology to create a highly customized ear and nose protheses.

3D-Printed Soft Robotic Glove for Rehabilitation

Professor TONG Kai Yu and his team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) invented a soft robotic glove for rehabilitation.

ACEO® 3D Printing with Silicones Improves Safety of Football Helmets

Two US companies have developed a new type of helmet that will better protect players of American football against traumatic brain injuries.

Customized Robot Gripper Designs using 3D Printing with Silicone

Soft robotics are flexible, light weight and can adjust to many tasks, while improving safety when working alongside of humans.

The Face Behind our Client Service Responses

Sarah Wagner shares insights into her daily tasks in administration and assistance at ACEO®.

Image showing a multi-material silicone liver model with tumors – 3D printed with ACEO®’s drop-on-demand technology

Multi-Material 3D Printing Meets Microscopic Surgery

Fredrick Johnson Joseph’s research at ARTORG focuses on image-guided therapy for microsurgical applications.

Image showing a silicone gingiva mask – 3D printed with ACEO®’s drop-on-demand technology

Innovative at Heart: a Story of 3D Printing and Dental Technology

Josef Schweiger, M.Sc., head of the dental laboratory of the Polyclinic for Dental Prosthetics in Munich, on 3D printing in his industry.

image showing ACEO®'s US Print Lab Manager Sarah Burke

Adding Another Piece to ACEO®‘s Puzzle

Sarah Burke will manage ACEO®’s new US print lab, which will be opening later this year.

Image showing ACEO®'s Marketing Assistant Simona Popp with a 3D-printed sample part made of silicone

From WACKER Apprentice to ACEO® Ambassador

Marketing Assistant Simona Popp started her professional career as an apprentice at WACKER.

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Keeping the Wheels Rolling

Deutsche Bahn is investigating 3D printing as a means of reproducing critical components.

Image showing ACEO®'s Global Marketing Director, Egbert Klaassen

A Dialog Throughout Industries

Egbert Klaassen recently joined ACEO® as global marketing director.

Image showing Lara Liu operating an ACEO® IMAGINE printer

Exploring China’s Huge Potential

Lara Liu represents ACEO® in China – one of the most important 3D Print markets.

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ACEO’s Web Shop from A to Z

In 2016, ACEO® introduced the world’s first web shop for 3D-printed parts made of 100% silicone.

Image showing quality control of a 3D-printed silicone part at ACEO®

The Benefits of 100% Silicone

Before ACEO® first launched their revolutionary technology, silicone could not be 3D-printed.

Image showing Franziska Chatzisaros at ACEO®'s headquarters

Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions

Franziska Chatzisaros recently joined ACEO® as Sales Manager.

Image showing Sebastian Wimmer at ACEO®'s production site

Inside the 4th Generation Startup

Hardware engineer Sebastian Wimmer is one of ACEO®’s original pioneers.

Image showing a 3D-printed silicone prototype seal by ACEO® used by Le Joint Technique

The Best Sealing of Both Worlds

How can processes such as injection molding and 3D printing go hand in hand …

Image showing a silicone part built from translucent and blue silicone simultaneously printed with ACEO®'s multi-material printing technology

Multi-Material 3D Printing with Silicones

Multi-material 3D printing with Silicones, ACEO®’s latest innovation milestone …

Image showing Dr. Ralf Mezger at ACEO®'s production site

Behind the Scenes of ACEO®‘s Production

Dr. Ralf Mezger has been with ACEO® from the start.

Image showing a photochemical reactor 3D printed by ACEO®

The Benefits of 3D-Printed Photochemical Reactors

Research is the fundament of innovation. Since its starting days, ACEO® has supported …

Image showing Felix Leidmann at the ACEO® Campus

Inner Structures: The Key to Creating the Impossible

The world of additive manufacturing is evolving rapidly …

Image showing Formhand's Gripper, 3D printed by ACEO®

A Prototyping Field Day in Burghausen

New technologies demand innovative solutions. Holger Kunz is a founding member …

Florian Liesener, Materials Engineer at ACEO® Campus, in one of the labs

Creating the Perfect Recipe – Why Chemistry Makes All the Difference at ACEO®

Chemistry is an essential part of 3D printing with silicones.

Image showing Hannah Riedle and Vera Seitz while examining a biomodel 3D printed bei ACEO®

Making a Difference: How 3D Printing with Silicones Might Change Medical Science

Research is the alpha and omega of innovation and continuous improvement.

Vera Seitz presents a silicone model 3D printed by ACEO®

A Job with a Mission: Inspire to Think Differently

Additive manufacturing offers endless possibilities.

lab technician Stefanie Schuster and Bernd Pachaly compounding ACEO® Silicones in one of the labs of Burghausen

Meeting Bernd Pachaly – ACEO® Project Manager and 3D Enthusiast

Bernd Pachaly is looking back on more than 30 years of researching …