Experimental platform for sustainable large-scale additive manufacturing/3D printing

Virtual machine model
Photo: LDPF
3D visualization of the user experience
Photo: LDPF
 Exhibition at the International Plastics Fair 2016 in Düsseldorf
Exhibition at the International Plastics Fair 2016 in Düsseldorf; Photo: LDPF
CADCAM Graphic
Photo: LDPF

In this long-term project and as a model project for project-based research and teaching, actors from the field of mechanical engineering are working on the development and continuous optimization of a test platform for sustainable large-format additive manufacturing. Research topics include the production of large-format components in small batches (e.g. prototype and mold construction, digital model/furniture construction, etc.), requirements/parameterization/performance of modern industrial controls, and the development and production of test setups and execution of test series and parameter studies for the use of alternative materials and material combinations. A special aspect is the topic of 3D printing and sustainability. This involves investigations into the integration of a recycling plant for the direct (re)processing of plastic waste and recyclates.


Consortium Students, teachers and researchers from the Department of Engineering with numerous regional and national cooperation partners (Beckhoff, Herz, Dohle, Klimatec, Fem-Tech...)
Duration April 2016 - April 2024
Supported by Nikolaus Koch Foundation Trier and numerous donations in kind from participating cooperation partners.

Project management at Trier University of Applied Sciences:

Michael Hoffmann
Michael Hoffmann
Dozent FB Technik - FR Maschinenbau


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