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Technische Universität München, Germany

General description

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings. The Professorship of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM), as a part of the TUM School of Engineering and Design, complements the high Additive Manufacturing expertise of TUM facilities with innovative process engineering in the context of laser-based processes.

Expertise related to the project

Under the direction of Prof. Katrin Wudy, research activities of the Professorship of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing cover a wide range of topics along the entire Additive Manufacturing process chain of the manufacturing of plastics, metals and hybrid materials: From material development to provision of new process strategies, all the way up to automation solutions and quality control. This holistic approach will help to implement innovative technologies in the industrial environment. The professorship combines basic research with the application in order to shape the still young Additive Manufacturing environment together with national and international universities and industrial companies. In the context of the InShaPe project beam-shaping-technologies as well as laser-metal-interactions, observed with process-monitoring-systems are already being investigated.

The EU-project InShaPe will be supervised and coordinated by Prof. Wudy and her team. InShaPe combines both technologies, laser-beam-shaping as well as process-monitoring with AI-approaches, where the Professorship of Laser-based Additive Manufacturing can make a substantial contribution to the project.