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Shaping visions


means following them from the idea to series production.

citim specializes in rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing and small batch production for models, working prototypes and duplicate parts.

Shaping Visions

means creating components out of powder.

citim uses ultra-modern, new-generation machines such as those for manufacturing SLM components.

Shaping visions

means having expertise which does not belong to the component.

We know how to create prototypes and manufacture components which are dimensionally stable and work in terms of their mechanical and physical properties.

Shaping visions in copper

citim brings out new SLM material

At the Rapid.Tech 2015 in Erfurt, citim was the first company to present a cooling element manufactured from copper using SLM technology.

Shaping visions


means to think in possibilities.

citim`s new aluminum lightweight alloy Scalmalloy®RP is a combination of maximum material strength and lowest weight.
Take a closer look at formnext!

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citim to become part of the Oerlikon Group

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Visions don't become reality in just one day

citim accompanies you through every stage of the development process


A product evolves at every stage of the development process. Each stage brings new insights, while at the same time placing different demands on the components.
At citim, you get the right component at every stage of the development process, from the initial idea to series production. From the first dummy prototype to a small run of off-tool parts. In metal, plastic or elastomer.

Only developers know how it feels to hold


their construction in their hands for the first time.


There are many reasons to make an initial prototype: for a trial installation, as a trade show exhibit, as a look-and-feel model or to explore a principle.
citim has every technology available to produce your models – including, of course, the right measuring equipment, with everything ready “by yesterday”.

Form follows function

Prototypes are not only used to check a construction's dimensions: they also serve to verify a development's function.
citim provides you with the technology to manufacture components from the same or similar materials as used in series production so that you can really “put your prototypes to the test”.

Production launch

Whether you are starting series production and the tooling required is not yet ready; whether you are carrying out a field test and require a large number of components, or whether you have a series with small- or micro-scale batches (e.g. for exotic or luxury vehicles), our in-company tool-making department creates batch production tools for small- and micro-scale production. These parts are also produced on-site at citim, even throughout the parts' lifecycle.

The most important citim rule: (I)

Quality does not come at the press of a button

Without up-to-date machines – especially in the case of fast-developing manufacturing processes such as SLM –modern prototyping and additive manufacturing would be impossible. But without parametrization, individually adapted to the materials, high-quality components meeting the demands of high-tech developers would still not be possible. That is why the most important core competence at citim is developing and constantly modifying machine parameters.

The most important citim rule: (II)

Quality does not come at the press of a button

citim has specially designed software to capture and archive operating data; this is used to record what has been learned and tested as a repository of experience. At the company's own materials laboratory, new-generation materials are regularly tested and suitable processing parameters determined. This treasure trove of experience is also appreciated by machine manufacturers, with which citim is in extremely close contact, and which frequently send in new developments to be tested, or as a launch customer. At citim it is a matter of course to provide the latest machines and access to the latest technology.