Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and related Equipment at TUAS

Summary of equipment:

Extrusion techniques with adjustable nozzles/dies
•Pressure/piston extrusion at low temperature
•Screw extrusion with heating -> small scale
•Screw extrusion with heating -> pilot scale

Other extrusion techniques
• Fused deposition modelling (FDM, at least 9 pcs.)

Vat photopolymerisation techniques
•Stereolithography(SLA) and Digital light processing(DLP)

Continuous fiber 3D printer

Directed Energy Deposition (DED) 3D printing

In purchasing process/ to be constructed
•Powder bed metalprinter(s) and Continuous fibre 3D printer(5-axis)
•Vat photopolymerisation 3D printer(s) (SLA/DLP/LCD)

Equipment etc. for development, preprocessing, characterisation, simulation etc. in AM/3DP
•Twin-screw extrusion, Injection moulding, 2 Mechanical testing equipment, Universal and micro hardness tester, Grinding/polishing machine,
Rheometer, CAD/CAM systems, 3D Digitization/Laser Scanner, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and FEM & topology simulation, Coordinate measuring machine, 5-axis CNC machining

More detailed information can be found from the links below.

Existing 3D printing machinery at TUAS

3D printers to be purchased or constructed

Equipment related to 3D printing