Catalysts for winning 3D technology


Excellent research

“The components of the 3D printer are up to 80% lighter than conventional products and are of greater interest in aircraft construction,” said Emmelmann. In collaboration with Airbus and Concept Laser, the professor and his team developed a titanium cabin support as part of the award-winning program “3D printing in the construction of civil aircraft – a manufacturing revolution takes offInspired by the structure of bird bones and produced with bionic 3D printing, the team saved almost 50% of the weight of the highly stressful three-dimensional metal component. Future Prize: The coveted German President’s Prize for technology and innovation is awarded for forward-looking ideas developed to market maturity.

Research as a location factor

“The importance of the prize is immense and has shone the spotlight on Hamburg, which in turn has aroused interest and commitment from politics and industry,” said Emmelmann. In 2009, for example, the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH was founded as a spin-off of ILAS and became part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in 2018 as Fraunhofer Research Institute for Additive Production Technologies (IAPT) – one of the world’s leading 3D printing research institutions.


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