Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering

Material development for generative manufacturing

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), also known as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), is a method of generative manufacturing for the production of components, models and prototypes, which are built up layer by layer from meltable plastic. At the IAM-WK this concept was adapted to the replication of ceramic and metallic components. The process chain comprises the development of ceramic and metallic moulding compounds for the production of filaments, the 3D printing of green parts and the subsequent heat-treatment (debinding and sintering). The scalability and production of complex components with individual dimensions can be adjusted depending on the composition of the molding compound (powder/binder system ratio) and the nozzle diameter used.

 

Fused Filament Fabrication (FF) / Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) tungsten 3D printing

For any further questions on this topic please contact Ms. Dipl.-Min. Dorit Nötzel.