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Additive Manufacturing

3D printing of metal and plastic components, including manufacturing-specific design.

Additive manufacturing refers to generative methods with which physical parts are directly manufactured from 3D CAD models. For a long time, the  mechanical design of components was severely limited due to the traditional production methods available. With the emergence of generative production methods, it is now possible to manufacture parts with highly complex forms economically, or indeed to do so at all.

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Airbus A350 XWB bracket (source: www.airbus.com)

The Institute of Product and Production Engineering has the following methods at its disposal:

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Urs Bopp, +41 56 202 74 56, urs.bopp@fhnw.ch

Prof. Dr. Kaspar Löffel, +41 56 202 85 64, kaspar.loeffel@fhnw.ch

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