Two 3D printers are available at the Institute of Aircraft Design for the rapid production of prototype components. The printers work with the FFF process (Fused Filament Fabrication). They each have three extruders, which can be heated up to a temperature of 450°C. This enables the printers to process a large number of polymer filaments such as ABS or PLA. The innovative design of the extruder mechanics enables fast travel speeds and thus short printing times.

The technical details of one printer:

Manufacturer 3ntr
Modell A2V4
Printing Space 600x325x500 mm
Extruder 3x
Maximum Temperature 450 °C
Minimum Temperature 160 °C
Maximum Travel Speed 300 mm/sec
Precision in YX 0.011 mm
Minimum Layer Thickness 0.05 mm
Diameter of Filaments 0.3/0.4/0.6/0.8 mm