Complex structures are required for research projects in fundamental studies of gas-phase chemical reactions. In these studies, the motion of molecules is controlled by using strong electric fields and tailored electrode shapes. These are best produced by electroplating 3D printed pieces.
The process setup (build orientation optimization and support structure design) for a pre-existing part is of large practical importance, e.g., in the service and reconditioning market. It is demonstrated here for a pump impeller.
The AM-Network is the national thematic network around additive manufacturing / 3D printing
The AM-Network is an initiative support by the commission of technology and innovation (CTI) in the NTN program. Goal of the network is to connect companies and research institutes to foster innovation in joint research projects.