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Hannover Messe 2019: 3D printers to produce precisely fitting plastic parts for lightweight construction

Written by David

March 19, 2019

3D printers are becoming ever more important: they can be used to quickly produce the desired products. Researchers at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) are also working with this system: in order to optimize the printing result for plastics, they examine the conditions required during printing. In this context, the composition of the material also plays a role. With their fibre-reinforced plastic, they rely on fibres that are completely built into the plastic like a string. This is interesting, for example, for the lightweight construction of vehicles. They will present their work at the Hannover Messe from 1 to 5 April at the Rhineland-Palatinate research stand (Hall 2, Stand B40). The market for 3D printers is growing. According to a study by the US market research institute SmarTech Publishing, the market grew by 18 percent in 2018. This technology allows, for example, the production of more filigree components. Fibre-reinforced plastics […]

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