Following the announcement of the cooperation between Anisoprint and Jacobs University, the startup team moved their R&D operations to Bremen in early September. Starting off in full momentum, the Anisoprint group already took part in Research Day at Jacobs University: An initiative that presents the diverse array of research taking place at the university, particularly highlighting research opportunities for students.
Among the goals set with Jacobs University is the development of collaborative projects aimed at improving Anisoprint’s proprietary Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology, fiber lay-up control methods, and printing process analysis. Projects will also focus on the chemical modification of materials used in CFC technology.
In 2023, Anisoprint plans to establish an internship program for university students to develop educational activities in additive technology, polymer physics and chemistry, and composite mechanics. Plans also entail getting students involved in international and European research projects creating entirely new opportunities for students at Jacobs University.
"Within this cooperation, we plan to further develop fiber layering techniques and create adhesive formulations for a quality CFC technology upgrade," said Alexander Kochetkov, Head of R&D at Anisoprint
Anisoprint’s commercial research and development agenda includes:
- Improving and equipping the 3D printing laboratory for proper study of the properties of composite materials;
- Exploration of new methods of carbon fiber impregnation with resins and thermoplastic polymers;
- Improving the binder formulation used in CFC technology.
In addition, research on the physical-chemical and mechanical properties of plastics used in printing and composite materials includes conducting tests with various types of plastics and fibers applicable in CFC technology for their subsequent commercial success.
The overall collaboration project is very comprehensive, with the goal of improving current print quality and modernization of the process, developing new technologies, and patent work; it will also allow participation in EU startup programs, grants, and projects.
“We are excited to welcome Anisoprint’s Research & Development team on campus. In addition to developing new materials, improving processes and design methods, the team will also provide excellent research and training opportunities for our students,” — Fabio Pammolli, President of Jacobs University.
Anisoprint is a Luxembourg-based hardware start-up producing 3D Printers that allow to manufacture continuous fiber reinforced plastic parts that can substitute metal ones in aerospace, engineering and many other areas along with cutting costs and increasing productivity.
Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC), the technology that was developed and patented by the company, allows to create lattice structures, which is the key for multimaterial optimization and production. Such parts are lighter, stronger and cheaper than their metal analogs.
For more information: https://anisoprint.com/
About Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and Jacobs University Bremen (JUB)
SIT is a global institution dedicated to promoting Science, Education and Technology. Headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, SIT is a growing ecosystem of education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services, and investment funds.
Thanks to its two English-language campuses – in Bremen, Germany and in Schaffhausen, Switzerland – SIT offers interdisciplinary university programs to students from around the globe with flexible learning models, both online and on-site. With research and entrepreneurial mentality at its core, the SIT education ecosystem is a gateway to the most in-demand careers in technology and sciences.
Jacobs University Bremen is a university offering a comprehensive range of BSc, MSc, and PhD programs that grant the qualifications required to work in any country in the much-needed careers of our digitalized world. Each student benefits from a well-organized campus life and from synergies with SIT’s research and business ecosystem.
Founded in 2001 as a private, English-language campus university, it repeatedly achieves top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from over 110 countries, and around 80 percent have moved to Germany to study. Research projects at Jacobs University are funded by the German Research Foundation or the European Union’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation, as well as by globally leading companies.
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