Functional Printing

Intelligent functionalization

Besides shaping, the functionalization of a component is also a key criterion for its effectiveness. Functional materials based on metals, ceramic materials, and polymers such as suspensions, composites, and porous layers give a component additional or completely new properties. This means that a single component can have several functions.

Customized structuring

Depending on the use, the functional materials can be structured in a customized way and integrated into the component or applied to the surface. The numerous structuring options for functional materials mean that users always have an optimal solution for their product. New or improved processes, different areas of application, and the large number of materials even allow the integration of heterogeneous functionalities and hence the development of new system technologies.

From material selection to production

The Functional Printing group has many years of experience in this area, with the focus being on composites and nanocomposites, nanostructured functional materials, printed electronics, and sensor systems. In addition, solutions for energy harvesting and 3-D integration are being developed. Regarding functionality integration, our interdisciplinary team works closely with customers to develop concepts, materials, and production processes. For the realization of functionality integration in production, various technologies are available such as 3D printing, ink jet printing, aerosol printing as well as sputtering, compounding, and extruding techniques.


Core Competence Powder Technology

Core Competence Surface Technology