Additive Manufacturing – Polymers and Multi-Materials Group

  • Process development and control for the introduction of innovative polymer materials
    in additive manufacturing

  • Active and passive optical manufacturing of polymer-based matrix components and graded
    components using multi-material 3D printing


Extending the spectrum of suitable polymer materials for additive manufacturing is one of the key activities of the Additive Manufacturing - Polymers and Multi-Materials Group. Another important point is multi-material 3D printing. Both mixed polymers for the manufacturing of graded components and different materials, which are embedded in a polymer matrix, are used for this purpose. The fields of application are diverse: From small series starting at batch size 1 up to individual components for medium to large series for aviation, medical technology, electronics, optics and the automotive industry.