PROFACTOR is especially dedicated to the combination of additive manufacturing and functionalization of surfaces, which define the quality and functionality for components.

Additive Manufacturing processes are – as well as assistance systems – a key to a competitive production in small lots and customized products. Additive Manufacturing enables ( almost) limitless design freedom and the ability to combine different materials.

The focus of research is the consistent view of process chains from materials, form the processes up to the adaptation of the necessary equipment.

PROFACTOR pays attention to the following technologies :

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Additive Nanoimprint Lithography

The aim of Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) is the cost-efficient replication of nanostructures on large area surfaces. In the context of additive manufacturing additive Nanoimprinting lends itself to the surface treatment of additively manufactured items and to the modification of these surf...

Additive Inkjet Printing

Inkjet printing allows the contactless deposition of coatings on various substrates. Drops with an exact defined amount of material are placed on predefined positions. Thus, the technique is highly economical in material use with low waste production. By using digital process chains the fa...

3D Printing FFF

FFF (fused filament fabrication) also known as FDM™ (fused deposition modeling) is an additive manufacturing technology, where an object is printed by extruding thermoplastic material layer by layer. Various materials are available for FFF. The best known representatives are Polylac...

3D Printing Stereolithography

Micro stereolithography (µSLA) is an additive fabrication process that allows the fabrication of small parts from a computer-aided design (CAD) file. The CAD-file describes the geometry and size of the parts to be built. The manufacturing of 3D objects by stereolithography is based on t...

Inspection and Quality Control

Quality control is facing new challenges as lot sizes become smaller. Inspection of small lot sizes requires and automatic transfer of quality control know-how to a new product variant. Statistical approaches that are based on large numbers are not usably any more. Inspection processes hav...