Specialist area "Additive Manufacturing"

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Lead Professor:

Dr. Manfred Schmid (plastics und ceramics)
Dr. Enrico Tosoratti (metals)
Prof. Dr. Markus Bambach

Additive Manufacturing

Our Additive Manufacturing group is specialized in cutting-edge research areas within Powder Bed Fusion technology, focusing on the development and qualification of powders, process windows management, and monitoring. Our team of experts excels in optimizing machine concepts and components, ensuring top-notch performance for additive manufacturing processes. 

Our dedication to material qualification and component characterization sets us apart, particularly in exploring the vast potential of shape memory alloys and sensor integration. With a keen eye on innovation, we employ advanced techniques like Computer Vision, Laser Profilometry, Pyrometers, and Eddy current sensing for in-situ monitoring, ensuring real-time process control and enhanced manufacturing accuracy.  

Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) 

PBF is an additive manufacturing process suited for the production of metallic components across various industrial sectors, including mechanical engineering, aerospace, medical technology, tool making, and even the jewelry sector. This manufacturing method boasts several significant advantages, with its greatest strengths lying in its vast array of compatible materials (such as Fe, Ni, Al, Co-based alloys, bronze, and more) and the remarkable geometric freedom it offers during fabrication. By harnessing these capabilities, PBF presents a versatile and powerful solution for creating intricate and precisely tailored components that cater to the diverse needs of modern industries. 


Partner institute ETH

  • Partner institute at ETH Zurich: amlz