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Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing processes, such as selective laser sintering (SLS) or selective laser melting (SLM), enable the development and the tool-free manufacturing of functionally integrated and geometrically complex components. The increasing demand for customer-specific products and the constant shortening of innovation cycles and development times favor the use of additive methods. The almost limitless freedom of design, the production of lightweight metal structures, and the sustainability through reduced resource consumption represent a high potential of the additive manufacturing. However, exploiting these potentials requires a constructive re-evaluation of functional components in the product development process. The laboratory of development and design systematically determines and exploits these potentials in order to allow the development of new solutions for producing components for the machine, tool and plant construction.

Key Topics

  • Additive manufacturing (SLS, SLM)
  • Rapid technologies
  • Rapid development

Contact person

Laboratory for Development and Construction

Prof. Dr.- Ing. Franz- Josef Villmer

Mail: franz-josef.villmer(at)

Fon: +49 5261 702-5422