The C.I.K. focusses on research on Additive Manufacturing (AM) as a key enabling technology for various domains.
The aim of the BMBF-funded project POLYLINE project is to further develop additive manufacturing with polymer-based laser-sintering (LS) into an automated and efficient production process.
The BMBF-funded project proDruck deals with the removal of barriers that people with disabilities experience in everyday life and at work. These barriers include lack of access to innovative value-added technologies such as 3D printing. This places them at an additional disadvantage in terms of creative work, job opportunities and participation in society.
The DMRC project CaCS deals with the development of active principles for additive manufacturing as well as their verification and investigation with the aid of demonstrators and case studies in order to support the design process of AM-compatible components.
The BMBF-funded project OptiAMix is concerned with multi-goal optimized and continuously automated component development for additive manufacturing methods in the product creation process.
The EU project IBUS is concerned with the development of an integrated business model for customer-oriented and customized product supply chains.
The EU project RepAIR complements such kind of basic research with a specific use case: Maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers will use AM to repair aircraft parts to reduce costs, part weight, spare part and tooling stocks, scrap and emissions while enhancing functionality and flexibility. Research on costing leads towards decision support for MRO operations.
In the ESA project NewStructure a trade-off methodology to identify the potential of AM to replace specific parts or assemblies is developed and applied to an aerospace case study.
KnowAM extends the scope to further AM technologies. The project targets a knowledge management approach including the technical implementation based on state of the art software technology. The project is based on the results of Co2AMPLy (Costing Analysis for AM during Product Lifecycle).
The cross-cutting BMBF-funded project 3P (part of It’s OWL) generates capabilities to use AM to enhance protection against product piracy.