14. May 2021
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.
11. May 2021
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.
26. August 2020
Are you looking for special solutions in the field of additive manufacturing, automation technology, robotics or composite materials? Tell us your ideas and we will find a suitable solution for you.
30. April 2020
helpfulETH is an initiative by the ETH Domain and Swiss academia. Its aim is to place the expertise of Swiss academia and Swiss industrial partners at the disposal of the Swiss healthcare system in order to offer as much support as possible to tackle COVID-19.
27. February 2019
Thanks to their digitalized design, AM parts and products are ready for production in the workshops of tomorrow. Smart Factories promise highly optimized production flow and assure quality .
23. January 2019
Additive manufacturing (AM) enables to place various sensors in specific areas of a part in close proximity to the location of interest. This showcase presents the design and manufacture of miniturized, intelligent and Industry4.0 ready high-pressure H2-valves with integrated sensors.
23. July 2018
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.
7. February 2018
The process setup (build orientation optimization and support structure design) for a pre-existing part is of large practical importance, e.g., in the service and reconditioning market. It is demonstrated here for a pump impeller.
6. February 2018
This showcase relates to a novel design concept based on additive manufacturing, which enables the development of parts featuring built-in electrical wires and connectors. The concept is successfully applied to re-design the rotor of a SlipRing Assembly intended to space applications.
28. June 2016
The concept tool is a prototype of an advanced drilling machine that sets a benchmark about what can be achieved today through state of the art 3D printing in terms of development and manufacturing.
Innovation management, product development, 3D experience, additive manufacturing (SLM etc.), continuing education in additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing systems with CFF and FFF. High-strength components made of continuous carbon fier, integrated electronics with 3D printed metal wires. Multi-material components made of polymers, metal and composites (currently up to 4 material variants), and much more.
Technologies that make the difference
inspire is the Swiss innovation centre for additive manufacturing specifically focussing on SLS and SLM technologies. We perform basic and applied R+D along the whole process chain, and support industry in their development and for their successful use of AM.
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