3D-printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
We are a team of mechanical engineers, materials scientists and chemists, headed by Prof. Liska and Prof. Stampfl. 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.
For the "Galaabend Technik 2015" we printed the Vienna Stephansdome in the scale 1:350.000. The picture below shows a SEM image of the structure, and Prof. Sabine Seidler (rector TU Wien) as well as Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner (Austrian vice chancellor) observing the microscopic printout.
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. In addition, ground-breaking basic research is performed within the ERC starting grant LeBMEC.
163.059 Polymer Chemistry
On May 27th 2015 the AMT team of TU Wien was awarded the 2015 Science to Business award (S2B) of the Austrian Rudolf Sallinger Fonds for the project "Printing Performance Polymers".