Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
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PHOCAM

The recently completed FP7-project PHOCAM, which was coordinated by the AMT group at TU Wien is featured on the website of the European Commission.

2nd place Houska Preis 2013

The AMT team at TU Wien was awarded the 2nd place for the Houska Preis 2013. The Houska Preis is Austria's most prestigious award for applied research. The project of TU Wien ("Lithography-based 3D-printers for ceramic high-performance materials as a new platform technology") was ranked 2nd among 40 applications, and received a sum of 70.000 Euro.

ERC starting grant

The behavior of cells strongly depends on their environment. If they are to be researched an manipulated, it is crucial to embed them in suitable surroundings. Aleksandr Ovsianikov is developing a laser system, which allows living cells to be incorporated into intricate taylor-made structures, similar to biological tissue, in which cells are surrounded by the extracellular matrix. This technology is particularly important for artificially growing biotissue, for finding new drugs or for stem cell research. Ovsianikov has now been awarded the ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of approximately 1.5 million Euros.

3D-printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)

We are a team of mechanical engineers, materials scientists and chemists. Our goal is to do research in the field of lithography-based  Additive Manufacturing Technologies (3D-printing). Although our focus is on materials, we aim at covering the complete process chain from initiators over thermosetting polymers to system design and development and thermomechanical characterization of the obtained parts and materials.


Recent work on two-photon-lithography in combination with photografting recently appesared in Advanced Functional Materials (3D Photografting: Selective Functionalization of 3D Matrices Via Multiphoton Grafting and Subsequent Click Chemistry (Adv. Funct. Mater. 16/2012) (page 3527)
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Education and Research

One key topic of research is related to using 3D-printing in the context of digital dentistry. The AMT-team at TU Wien is thus closely related to the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Photopolymers in digital and restorative dentistry.

Additionally to our research, we are involved in the education of chemists, mechanical engineers and materials scientists. Classes with close relation to AMT include

 

308.865 Additive Manufacturing Technologies

163.059 Polymer Chemistry