ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung

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Innovation management, product development, 3D experience, additive manufacturing (SLM etc.), continuing education in additive manufacturing

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ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung February 2, 2022
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Porous titanium structures for patient specific implants

Porous structures with tailored structural stiffness can improve the load transfer from implant to bone and therefore, have great potential in orthopaedics and traumatology.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung October 6, 2021
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Parametric structures in jewellery design

Aesthetic implementation of parametric structures in jewelry design using additive manufacturing - A symbiosis of aesthetics, technology and science.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung May 14, 2021
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«Added Value by Additive Manufacturing»

ZPP, your competent partner in additive manufacturing. From economic & technical feasibility studies, customized product development, topology optimization and simulation, process and parameter development for various metal alloys to general and customer-specific education and training on the topic.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung May 11, 2021
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Planet carriers optimised through additive manufacturing

In this R&D project at ZPP/ZHAW, a planet carrier for a planetary gearbox was optimized by additive manufacturing. An example that excellently demonstrates the "added value" of AM (L-PBF). With the result of reducing components, assembly time, inertia forces and weight.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung February 18, 2021
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Laser Powder Bed Fusion of 30CrNiMo8 Steel

Lecture by Livia Zumofen at the "virtual" Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC 2020 - Laser Powder Bed Fusion of 30CrNiMo8 Steel for Quenching and Tempering – Examination of the Processability and Mechanical Properties.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung July 23, 2018
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3D printer for technical ceramics

3D ceramic printer based on microextrusion with subsequent sintering. The prototype of a 3D ceramic printer 2.0 was developed at the ZHAW in an interdisciplinary development project.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, ZPP Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung April 22, 2016
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Hybrid tool optimises injection molding

Injection mold with internal conformal cooling additively placed by selective laser melting on the tool base. Reduction of cycle time by 60%.

Standards, Products, Services

  • P CAD software
  • P CAD plugins
  • P FEM and simulation software
  • P 3D Scanners
  • P Surface testing
  • P Further measuring devices, scanners, quality control
  • P publications
  • P 3D Scan Software
  • P PLM software
  • P Milling machines
  • P Turning machines
  • P Deep drilling machine
  • P Laser processing
  • P Further equipment metal processing
  • P Powder bed processes metal and ceramic (SLM, EBM, etc.)
  • P Material extrusion (FDM, FFF, etc.)
  • P Photo Polymerisation (SLA, PJ, Clip, etc.)
  • P Direct Metal Deposition (LMD, powder jet processes, etc.)
  • P Components for equipment additive manufacturing
  • P Surface treatment
  • P Surface cleaning
  • P Further post-processing, surface treatment
  • P Plastics additive manufacturing
  • P Metals additive manufacturing
  • P Ceramics additive manufacturing
  • P Further materials additive manufacturing
  • P Milling tools
  • P Drilling tools
  • P Turning tools
  • P Clamping Technology
  • P Further tools, products for subtractive manufacturing
  • P Assembly and handling technology
  • P Positioning system
  • P Sensor systems
  • P CAD / CAM systems
  • P Simulation software
  • S 3D Scanning
  • S Further services development
  • S Product development
  • S Engineering services
  • S Topology optimization
  • S Engineering of tools with conformal cooling
  • S Design of parts for additive manufacturing
  • S Reverse engineering
  • S Simulation (FEM, process simulation, etc.)
  • S Injection molding tools
  • S Tools with conformal cooling
  • S Tools for fiber-reinforced plastics
  • S Production of parts and assemblies
  • S Prototyping
  • S Small series
  • S Measuring, 3D scanning
  • S Technology development
  • S Material development
  • S Application development
  • S Consulting
  • S Consulting additive manufacturing
  • S Workshops
  • S Production of custom machines
  • S Patents & IP
  • S Contract research and development
  • S Further research and development
  • S Further services
  • S Training
  • S Milling, turning, grinding
  • S Additive manufacturing plastics
  • S Additive manufacturing metals
  • S Surface treatment
  • S Surface testing
  • S Education
  • S CAD, MAS, courses with certificates and diplomas
  • S Further education and training

About us

The Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP) at the ZHAW specialises in innovative product development in mechanical engineering, from the idea to the real series product, and conducts research in all areas of the innovation process.

Take advantage of our competencies and modern infrastructure in three main areas for your development project
- Innovation Playground and Development (product development from the idea to the finished product),
- 3D Experience and
- Advanced Production Technologies, Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing:
- Adapted product development for additive manufacturing.
- Economic and technical feasibility studies
- Topology optimisation and simulation
- Process and machine development for additive manufacturing
- aF&E projects for product and process development in additive manufacturing
- Support in the form of workshops and training for the introduction of additive manufacturing
- General and customer-specific education and training on additive manufacturing