Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
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Research and Projects

In our group we work on a wide variety of research projects related to lithography-based AMT. For details about selected projects please click the project description in the sidebar on the left.

The spectrum of research ranges from synthesizing novel photoinitiators over developing and selecting advanced photopolymers to the construction and optimization of AMT systems. The utilized processes include two photon polymerization, stereolithography and digital light processing.

What is AMT?

Additive Manufacturing Technologies refers to manufacturing techniques which build up three-dimensional structures by sequentially adding material. Usually this is done by decomposing a part into thin layers and sequentially stacking up layer-by-layer. 

Other terms which might describe the same class of methods are 3D-printing, Solid Freeform Fabrication, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Layered Fabrication or Additive Fabrication Technologies. For a discussion about naming conventions see this article and the webpage of the ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies.