Additive Manufacturing

Tailor-made Materials for new Applications

Complex geometries, individualized components, flexible and fast development processes – additive manufacturing promises these and many other advantages. However, in order to fully develop its potential, the young technology still has to tackle many challenges. It is important to perceive additive manufacturing not only as a replacement for known technologies, but to use its strengths to generate added value. Therefore three aspects are essential for us: an optimal interplay of material and process, the intelligent use of the digital environment and the focus on applications where advantages such as individualization or functionalization can be fully exploited.

Another core competence of our target-oriented research is the implementation of the entire process chain from raw material to processing to the final component. Currently, our focus is on thermoplastic-based fused filament fabrication (FFF) and thermoset-based digital light processing (DLP). In the future, further technologies are to be introduced at our chair.

 

Contact: M.Sc. Julia Utz
Phone: +49 921 55 7483
Mail: julia.utz@uni-bayreuth.de

Maximum installation space [mm] 500 x 500 x 900

Maximum processing temperature [° C] 295

Maximum heating bed temperature [°C] 75

Technology
FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

Materials suited
PLA , XT (PETG), Nylon (PA6) , TPE (Elastomere)

Print heads
2 (Dual Extrusion) with exchangeable nozzles (diameters available: 0.4 mm, 0.8 mm)

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Callsen

Phone: +49 921 55 7483

E-mail: christoph.callsen@uni-bayreuth.de

Maximum installation space [mm] 330 x 240 x 300

Processing temperature [° C] 180 – 280

Heating bed temperature [° C] 20 – 140

Layer resolution [µm] up to 20

Technology
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Materials suited
Diameter 2.85 mm, open filament system, filled and unfilled filaments

Print heads
Print head for dual extrusion with exchangeable nozzles (0.25 mm – 0.4 mm – 0.6 mm)

Contact: M.Sc. Julia Utz

Phone: +49 921 55 7483

E-mail: julia.utz@uni-bayreuth.de

Maximum installation space [mm] 128 x 120 x 130

Layer thickness [µm] 25-200

Ambient temperature [° C] 18-28

Print speed [mm/h] 120

Technology
UV-LED DLP, 385 nm wavelength

Materials suited
W2P approved materials, UV-curable systems

Contact: M.Sc. Nico Geis

Phone: +49 921 55 7518

E-mail: nico.geis@uni-bayreuth.de

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