Methodical support for the exploitation of the potentials of additive manufacturing (AM) processes

Researcher:  M. Sc. Pascal Schmitt

Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing or AM) is considered one of the key competencies to remain competitive in the future. The layer-by-layer structure leads to new degrees of freedom and possibilities, which in many application areas represent an advantage over conventional processes. On the other hand, there are barriers such as uncertainties about the use of AM, as well as investment and production costs, that prevent the full potential of AM from being realized.

within the context of this work, the objectives of adaptability, weight minimization (lightweight design) and functional integration are particularly explored in relation to the possible applications of AM.

This project aims to support developers in the use of additive manufacturing in order to make the best possible use of its potential.