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)
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.
163.059 Polymer Chemistry