Research & Development
What’s next at HAGE3D?
Additive manufacturing is revolutionizing many areas – even in medicine, this technology opens up completely new, meaningful perspectives. The K-project “CAMed” (Clinical Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications) at the Medical University of Graz will explore the potential of this technology in the coming 4 years with the help of HAGE3D among other things.
Revolutionary technology: Benefits for the patient
In the future, additive technologies will enable patient-specific solutions to be handled quickly and centrally in the clinic – and to avoid a possible second operation by producing custom-fit implants before or during surgery. In addition, solutions can be offered that are not achieved with conventional manufacturing methods. Just think of hybrid constructions or the use of bioactivated plastics. With these approaches, operating times are shortened, complication rates reduced, targeted preparations made possible, and the health system relieved by reduced costs and the reduction of costs.
Experts from various technical and medical disciplines support the successful implementation of project projects as well as the development of solutions for interdisciplinary issues in the field of additive implant fabrication for and in the clinic. HAGE3D will contribute its expertise in the field of material extrusion and mechanical engineering.
COEBRO – ADDITIVE FABRICATION OF CONCRETE ELEMENTS BY ROBOTS
“In the ground-based research project COEBRO // Additive Fabrication of CONCRETE ELEMENTS BY ROBOTS, an interdisciplinary team of architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers and material technologists investigates the question of the effective and resource-efficient handling of concrete using 3D printing technologies.” – that’s what the COEBRO project is all about. The technical project objective of CEOBRO is to investigate and map a complete production chain for the resource-saving production of concrete components. Therefore, the 3D printing process is used as an additive manufacturing technology.