Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Production Systems


method: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM); build volume: 203 x 203 x 305 mm; two nozzles technology; model material ABSplus, support material soluble; layer thickness: 0.178 mm or 0.254 mm; special features: closed and heated build volume, model and build material in closed cartridges

Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM); Build volume 197 x 215 x 200 mm; Two nozzles technology; Model material PLA and support material PVA soluble; Layer thickness: 0.02 to 0.2 μm; Special features: Connection of the device to the network through WiFi, LAN, and NFC. Monitoring the printing process with an integrated camera.

method: Selective Laser Melting (SLM); build volume: 275 x 275 x 420 mm; type of laser: fiber laser; laser power: 500 W; material: 316L, AlSi10Mg; layer thickness: min. 2 µm, default configuration: 30 µm, 60 µm

Cross guide rollers; resolution of the linear axes: 100 nm; Air bearings main spindle; resolution: 0.1 mrad (0°0`20.41``); path measuring system with a resolution of 500 nm; ball- and air bearings HF-grinding spindleSurface and external cylindrical grinding unit, Elb CAM-Master I/1 FR






Drive power: 35 kW; Max. speed 18.000 U/min; torque: 130 Nm. forward feed: 20 m/min rapid traverse; 50 m/min machining tool holder: HSK 63A. KSS feed: Internal; external; MMKS. CNC controls: Heidenhain.

Max. turning length 850 mm; max. spindle drive 36 kW; max. torque 240 Nm; max. speed 4500 min-1; 12 (driven) tools on revolver

3-axes desktop machine with granite base and air suspension; three linear axes resolution of 100 nm; high frequency air mounted spindles (450k U/min and 120k U/min); air mounted grinding spindle (7.5 kHz and 2 kHz) and integrated coating unit for galvanic coatings.

Pulsed solid state laser type; Nd YVO4; working area 120 x 120 mm; focus diameter 40 µm; wavelength 1064 nm; pulse peak power 5 - 255 kW with pulse repetition frequency 1 - 100 000 Hz

3-axes machine on granite basis with vibration decoupling; air bearings X-Y table with axis resolution of less than 20 nm; positioning accuracy under 0.1 µm; air bearing spindles (speed: 60; 180; or 450k U/min); work area 100x100x100 mm

LT Ultra MMC-600 5-axes ultra-precision milling machine with hydrostatic seated axes, x-, y- and z-axis driven by linear motor, torque motor for rotary axes, traverse way x = 600 m, y = 220 mm, z = 250 mm, axis speed up to 2000 mm/min, maximum rotational speed of air bearing spindle 80.000 rpm

Ultra-Precision lathing with natural granite base for stability; active leveling and vibration insulation; hydrostatically mounted guides and aerodynamically mounted spindles ( 50-4000 U/min); work pieces up to a diameter of 230 mm; tool and work piece measuring system; camera for process monitoring; form accuracy to 100 nm for ø 100 mm; roughness up to 2 nm (Rq)

Roundness measuring system, Talyrond 365

3D coordinate measuring machine, Tesa Micro Hite 3D DCC NS

3D measuring device, GFM MikroCAD (digital stripe projection)

Surface measuring device, Perthen-Mahr Perthometer S3P

Scanning electron microscope, FEI Quanta 600, with EDX and EBSD

Scanning electron microscope, LEO DSM 982 Gemini with EDX

Radio spectrometer Oxford Instruments Foundry- Master Pro

Thermographic camera, FLIR SC7600

Fully equipped, metallographics lab, with multiple sectioning, embedding, and polishing machines from Presi

Leitz stereo optics microscope, Metallux 3

Leitz micro-hardness testers

Power, acceleration, and direction sensors

Measuring systems and simulation hardware and software

2 x Nanofocus µsurf OEM, objective lenses with 20x, 60x and 100x magnification

HIPAC Magnetron Sputter and APA ARC evaporator systems to deposit various coating systems (hard materials or low friction carbide coatings) as well as separate AEGD evaporators for plasma ionization cleaning treatments; usable coating volume maximal ca. Ø 300 mm x 300 mm height; substrate rotary drive up to 300 kg; Pulsed BIAS voltage with max. 12 A at 1000 V or max. 25 A at 500 V; incl. cleaning line for substrate preparation and concave polishing unit for coating smoothness evaluation

Drive power 60 kW; Max. speed 9000 min-1; torque 380 Nm; feed rate 6 m/min; variable cooling lubricant supply with Petrofer Isocut machining oil with 25 bar and 400 l/min

Virtual reality laboratory4-sided CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment); dimensions ca. 3m x 3m; passive stereo projection; optical ART-tracking; 10-workstation rendering-cluster

Direct drives in all axes with integrated glass ruler cooling system; two grinding spindles; top performance 30 kW; max. spindle speed 12;000 min-1; internal grinding wheel dresser; cooling lubricant supply with Petrofer Isocut R 10 HM machining oil with 80 l/min at 7 bar and 120 l/min at 20 bar

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