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New metal 3D printer at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld

Prof. Michael Wahl and project manager Martin Bonenberger. Photo by Julian Morbach

The equipment of the laboratories for additive manufacturing at the Institute for Business and Technology Management (IBT) of the Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld is extended by another metal 3D printer. The new manufacturing machine was purchased for the INTERREG project ComPrintMetal3D „Anwendungsbezogener Vergleich verschiedener 3D-Metalldruckverfahren“, which is coordinated by the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. The machine is one of the first to be delivered by the manufacturer One-Click Metal. This allows the project partners and interested companies to know the manufacturing possibilities and limitations of the new type of printer.

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. 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wahl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wahl
Professor FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Maschinenbau

Contact

+49 6782 17-1313

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9916 | Room 136

Consultation

nach Vereinbarung

Contact

Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Maschinenbau

Contact

+49 6782 17-1908

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12

Consultation

nur nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail/only by arrangement via mail

Contact

Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld
Institut for Operations and Technology Management (IBT)
Campusallee 9925
55768 Hoppstädten-Weiersbach
Germany

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