FHNW - Hochschule für Technik - Institut für Produkt- und Produktionsengineering IPPE

Design, optimization, production, materials science and validation for AM

About

The Institute for Product and Production Engineering (IPPE) at the School of Engineering of the FHNW performs research and development in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with special focus on metallic industrial applications such as the ones found in, e.g., aeronautics and turbomachinery.

The faculty and staff of the IPPE have broad and deep expertise in the entire product development cycle from design, simulation, optimization and validation for AM, to the AM process itself where experts in laser physics and materials science ensure the stability and quality of the manufacturing process. Research projects are always collaborations with industrial partners, often co-funded by the Swiss government (KTI / CTI), and have a typical duration of 1-2 years. The IPPE, however, is also at the industry's disposal for rendering short-term services such as AM part production in small series.

Preferred Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Machine Industry, Toolmaking

Locations
Windisch, Switzerland
Windisch
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Kaspar Löffel

Klosterzelgstrasse 2
5210 Windisch
Showcases (1)

Pump impeller manufactured by Selective Laser Melting

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.


Research focus
FHNW - Hochschule für Technik - Institut für Produkt- und Produktionsengineering IPPE is a research institute, which focuses in the following areas:
3D Scanning
Engineering of light weight parts
Engineering of parts optimized for fluid dynamics
Engineering of tools with conformal cooling
General engineering services
Product development
Redesign of parts for 3D printing
Simulation (FEM)
Optical measuring

Primary forming

Die casting
Investment casting
Laser Melting
Show materials

Class
Metal
Group
Aluminium
Product
 
Group
Edelstahl / stainless steel
Product
 
Group
Nickelbasis-Legierungen / nickel-based alloys
Product
 
Group
Titan / titanium
Product
 
Group
Warmarbeitsstahl / hot work steel
Product
 
Show equipment (1)

ReaLizer SLM 125 (1x)
Photopolymer Jetting
Show materials

Class
Plastic
Group
Photopolymer
Product
FullCure 720 (Stratasys)
FullCure 830 Vero White (Stratasys)
FullCure 870 Vero Black (Stratasys)
FullCure 930 Tango Plus (Stratasys)
FullCure 950 Tango Gray (Stratasys)
FullCure 970 Tango Black (Stratasys)
Show equipment (1)

Stratasys Objet Eden350V (1x)
Sand casting

Separating

Abrasive blasting
Milling
Turning
Waterjet cutting

Changing material properties

Hardening / heat treatment
Shot peening
General Information
Website
Company size
Founded in
Listed since
11-50 employees
2006
2016
Your contact person at FHNW - Hochschule für Technik - Institut für Produkt- und Produktionsengineering IPPE

Get in contact with:

Prof. Dr. Kaspar Löffel
Head of Research and development

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