Fachbereich Informatik

3D-Printing laboratory and projects

In 2014 we founded our new 3D-Printing lab, equipped with a number of 3D-printers and all kinds of useful tools for researchers and students.
We are currently using the lab for active research and development of 3D-printing technology as well as rapid prototyping and development of robotic parts. For a closer look to the projects, use the links on the left navigation bar.

A primary research area is the integration of conductive material and electronic components into the printing process [Conductive Printing].


The hardware available in the lab includes:
  • 2 Industrial RepRap 3D-printers
    Professional printer, mainly for ABS printing. 2 extruders, heated chamber. Open source hard- and software.
  • 3D Systems ProJet HD3510
    Professional dual material multijet printer for high resolution and precision parts
  • Ultimaker2 3D-printer
    Consumer grade printer. 1 extruder, mainly used for quick prototyping prints
  • 3 RepRap derivate 3D-printer
    One of the early, massively customized printer designs. Up to 3 extruders, mainly used as experimental platform and for printing with functional materials like SoftPla, PVA or conductive ABS
  • Formlabs Form 2 SLA printer
    Consumer grade SLA printer
  • Repurposed CNC milling device
    This "printer" is used as an experimental platform for research on new extruder technology, pick and place hardware and optical systems on the printer.
  • Printserver
    All printers are connected to a central print server and can be accessed from inside the departments network.
  • Workstations
    2 workstations for 3D modeling and print preparation. Installed software includes Autodesk Inventor, OpenSCAD, Slic3r, Cura, ...
  • Tools
    Tools for post processing of printed parts.


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