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RWTH Aachen cooperates with Stratasys

To optimize its own study and training program in the field of additive manufacturing, RWTH Aachen is focusing on direct cooperation with the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys.

04 Jun. 2018
RWTH Aachen cooperates with Stratasys (Photo:Stratasys)

The Aachen University of Technology ( RWTH Aachen ) and the Israeli 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys plan to work together in future in the framework of a five-year cooperation agreement . Based on mutual exchange of know-how and resources, the idea is to improve the uni-versity's study and training program in the field of additive manufacturing. For this purpose the printer specialists will provide the Aachen Center of Additive Manufacturing (ACAM) with an FDM technology -based Fortus 450mc printer.

With the new device the educational institution gains the foundation for expanding the prac-tice-oriented training courses for processing high-quality thermoplastics in industrial applica-tion scenarios. Future curricula for the budding engineers will be designed in close cooperation with Stratasys. Such cooperative projects between science and industry are by no means isolat-ed cases: the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, for example, is working together with Wacker Chemie AG in the field of silicone-based 3D printing to investigate the potential of this technology for the production of anatomical models .