Within the project, a guide is being developed to help small and medium-sized companies in the greater region, in particular, get started with metal 3D printing. The guide will include material parameters and accuracies and design information, and manufacturing options for producing additively manufactured metal components. Filament-based as well as powder-based manufacturing options will be used at various locations in the greater region.
"The new powder-based metal printer strengthens the lab at the Environmental Campus and offers a great opportunity to collaborate even more with regional companies," said Prof. Wahl, the group's leader.
The new 3D printer produces the desired component layer by layer from powder through a laser-based melting process. The manufacturing process opens up new possibilities: producing exceptionally lightweight components, reducing the number of components for assembly processes, or producing structures that are difficult or impossible to manufacture using conventional manufacturing methods.
Through the Institute for Business and Technology Management (IBT), there is the possibility of cooperation with companies from the region. Interested companies are welcome to contact the IBT for on-site visits and exchanges regarding the new facility and other additive manufacturing topics.
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