Taking 3D Printing to new heights: Anisoprint has deployed its R&D team at Jacobs University Bremen
Taking 3D Printing to new heights: Anisoprint has deployed its R&D team at Jacobs University Bremen

The 3D printing solution provider Anisoprint started to deploy its R&D team in the Jacobs University Bremen (JUB) campus last September, as part of a joint partnership. The main objectives are manufacturing composites with Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology and fostering a research environment for 3D printing technologies on-site at the university campus in Bremen, Germany.

Following the announcement of the cooperation between Anisoprint and SIT/JUB, the startup team moved its R&D operations to Bremen in early September. Starting in full momentum, the Anisoprint group already took part in Research Day at Jacobs University: An initiative that presents the diverse array of research taking place at the university, particularly highlighting research opportunities for students.


Anisoprint R&D team at Jacobs University in Bremen. Left to right: Artemy Naumov, Alexander Kochetkov, Georgy Nurtdinov, Andrey Emelyanov.

Among the common goals set between Anisoprint and JUB is the development of collaborative projects aimed at improving Anisoprint's proprietary Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology, fiber lay-up control methods, and printing process analysis. Projects will also focus on the chemical modification of materials used in CFC technology.

Further developments are expected in the near future: in 2023, Anisoprint plans to establish an internship program for JUB students in order to offer educational activities in additive technology, polymer physics and chemistry, and composite mechanics. Plans also entail getting students involved in international and European research projects, creating additional opportunities for students at Jacobs University.

"Within this cooperation, we plan to develop fiber layering techniques further and create adhesive formulations for a quality CFC technology upgrade," said Alexander Kochetkov, Head of R&D

Anisoprint's strategic agenda in R&D includes:

  • Improving and equipping the 3D printing laboratory for proper study of the properties of composite materials; 
  • Explorating new methods of carbon fiber impregnation with resins and thermoplastic polymers;
  • Improving the binder formulation used in CFC technology.

In addition, research on the physical-chemical and mechanical properties of plastics used in printing and composite materials includes conducting tests with various types of plastics and fibers applicable in CFC technology for their subsequent commercial success.

The overall collaboration project is even more extensive, aiming to improve current print quality and modernization of the process, develop new technologies, and patent work. It will also allow participation in EU startup programs, grants, and projects.

"We are excited to welcome Anisoprint's Research & Development team on campus. In addition to developing new materials, improving processes and design methods, the team will also provide excellent research and training opportunities for our students," — Fabio Pammolli, President of Jacobs University.


About Anisoprint

Anisoprint is a Luxembourg-based hardware startup producing 3D Printers that allow the manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced plastic parts that can substitute metal ones in aerospace, engineering, and many other areas, along with cutting costs and increasing productivity.

Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC), a technology developed and patented by the company, allows the creation of lattice structures, which is the key to multi-material optimization and production. Such parts are lighter, stronger, and cheaper than their metal analogs.

For more information: https://anisoprint.com/

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About Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and Jacobs University Bremen (JUB)
SIT is a global institution dedicated to promoting Science, Education and Technology. Headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, SIT is a growing ecosystem of education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services, and investment funds.

Thanks to its two English-language campuses – in Bremen, Germany and in Schaffhausen, Switzerland – SIT offers interdisciplinary university programs to students from around the globe with flexible learning models, both online and on-site. With research and entrepreneurial mentality at its core, the SIT education ecosystem is a gateway to the most in-demand careers in technology and sciences.

Jacobs University Bremen is a university offering a comprehensive range of BSc, MSc, and PhD programs that grant the qualifications required to work in any country in the much-needed careers of our digitalized world. Each student benefits from a well-organized campus life and from synergies with SIT’s research and business ecosystem. 

Founded in 2001 as a private, English-language campus university, it has repeatedly achieved top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,600 students come from over 110 countries, and around 80 percent have moved to Germany to study. Research projects at Jacobs University are funded by the German Research Foundation or the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation, as well as by globally leading companies.

For more information: https://sit.org 

Admission events: https://web.sit.org/roadshow

For more information: www.jacobs-university.de

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