Concept and case studies 2018

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that can be used to increase the function and efficiency of designs. One of the limiting factors in adoption are design studies with relevant empirical data that show performance enhancements. The idea of this project is to develop generic design studies that are relevant to the members´ application needs, run analysis, collect performance data and report the benefits. Thus, the project idea is adapted year by year with facing new challenges or harnessing further potentials of AM.

The areas for consideration in 2018 are:

  • Influencing magnetic flow
  • Optimizing damping properties

After clarification of tasks, for both areas research will be done on fundamental effects and the implications of using additive manufacturing. Experimental tests as well as simulation models will be set up to determine the best possible use of the new possibilities of AM. Optimization of geometries will be supported by computer-aided approaches for simulation and optimization. The basic research will be used to deduce active principles for densify the research on a comprehensible level. The results both of research and definition of active principles will be verified in case studies derived from actual products of DMRC partners. The results show potential success stories of additive manufacturing in terms of influencing magnetic flow and optimized damping properties that can be used to inspire design engineers.

Project status01/18 - 12/18
Project duration12 months

100 % DMRC industry partner

Research leaderProf. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch (CIK)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detmar Zimmer (KAt)
Project coordinatorSteffen Fischer (John Deere)
Research assistantSebastian Magerkohl, M.Sc.
PartnerDMRC Industry Partner


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch

Computeranwendung und Integration in Konstruktion und Planung (bis 2022)

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