The Institute of Materials and Process Engineering IMPE at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is actively involved in the dynamic development of new technologies and applications for ceramic materials using additive manufacturing.

Various technologies such as binder jetting, thermoplastic or paste extrusion and digital light processing have been installed for this purpose and are being continuously developed. An Admaflex-130 printer has now been installed as the laboratory’s latest flagship in this area. This is a professional DLP printer that can build up a wide variety of ceramic materials layer by layer into complex shapes via photopolymerisation of light-sensitive resins filled with ceramic particles

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Prof. Dr. Dirk Penner, head of the Laboratory for Ceramic Materials, is convinced that this investment will pave the way for further material innovations and exciting technological developments. Future applications lie primarily in functional components in the fields of medical technology, chemical technology and process engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.



Further information

Prof. Dr. Dirk Penner

ZHAW School of Engineering
Winterthu, Schweiz

+41 (0) 58 934 73 23