Frederik and Jan have applied for funds to purchase a 3D-printer that can manufacture parts with continuous fiber reinforcement, which is necessary to manufacture the test samples for the project.
This technology is at the forefront of FDM 3D-printing, and thereby allows for advanced optimization of bespoke components on the material level, previously impossible to perform with the means of a traditional 3D-printer or traditional machining techniques.
The printer Frederik and Jan have applied for is the Anisoprint Composer A4. It is based upon open software, which allows modifying parameters for new research. By having this technology available at Aalborg University it will now be possible for other students to explore continuous fiber 3D-printing or use it in their study projects.
The 3D-printer can be used in a wide variety of study activities in many different research areas, such as composite materials, lightweight designs, and manufacturing process capabilities.
Jan and Frederik was celebrated at the digital winter graduation on Friday, 11 February.