by Maylin Homfeldt, translated by Niko Steiner
Fig.1: On the left is a layered cake, in the middle is a metal component from 3D printing and on the right is Selective Laser Melting (3D printing process). © M. Homfeldt
Pastry chefs use a very similar method to 3D printers – they make their cakes in layers. In doing so, they encounter problems that also arise in metal 3D printing – the layers must be uniform to produce a beautifully shaped cake or a dimensionally accurate component. There are new findings from the science confectionery about how to achieve the uniformity of the layers in metal 3D printing.
by Inga Meyenborg, translated by Greta Sondej
Fig.: Copyright © ZMorph3D 2019 / Pixabay
Anyone can print out a photo of a whistle at home with a classic inkjet printer. But no sounds can be elicited from this image. That is left to one’s own imagination. To create a three-dimensional, functional product, a different printing process is needed.
Even those who do not follow on engineering and manufacturing techniques have probably heard or read something about “3D printing”. But what exactly does “3D printing” mean?
An European Education Programme Empowers Students to Develop Their own Space Mission
by Greta Sondej and Christoph Kulmann
Fig. 1: Have you always wanted to send an experiment into space? In this case, the German-Swedish student programme REXUS/BEXUS is the right choice for you. Copyright © Arek Socha 2016 / Pixabay
In our last article, we told you about our FORAREX project, which we developed within the framework of the German-Swedish REXUS/BEXUS programme.
But what exactly does this REXUS/BEXUS programme entail? And who can participate?
What is it about the 2D wonder material that makes physicists and science fiction fans dream of the future?
We will find out what the hype is based on and how we can produce this material of superlatives at home.