Anisoprint, a Luxembourg-based hardware startup that manufactures Carbon Fiber 3D Printers, has teamed up with Jacobs University Bremen to create a one-of-a-kind and unprecedented composite 3D printing ecosystem. The goal is to promote continuous fibre 3D printing research, education, and technology transfer on the university’s Bremen campus.
Anisoprint is well-known for its 3D printing systems for producing continuous fiber-reinforced plastic parts that can be used in aerospace and engineering in place of metal ones.
On-campus Composite 3D Printing Ecosystem
Anisoprint will establish a research environment on the campus of Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, centred on the company’s proprietary Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology. Jacobs University, founded in 2001, is a private, English-language campus university that is part of the global Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) ecosystem.
Anisoprint’s mission is to build meaningful relationships with universities by providing cutting-edge research infrastructure. As part of this agreement, Anisoprint will relocate its research and development (R&D) team to Bremen and establish a lab with cutting-edge technology on the Jacobs University campus. Along with developing new materials, improving processes, and designing methods, the team will also contribute to educational activities and technology training for Jacobs University and SIT students.
The collaboration will promote cross-learning, knowledge sharing, and the exchange of best practises across multiple research fields. Through access to the lab, Jacobs University and SIT students will be able to explore educational resources, participate in training programmes, and experiment with cutting-edge 3D printing technology. Students will benefit from new career opportunities in a rapidly growing technology area as Anisoprint hosts various thesis projects and internships.
Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Anisoprinting employs CFC (Composite Fiber Co-extrusion) technology. During the printing process, the thermoplastic material is combined with a reinforcing material. To accomplish this, a composite extruder with two inputs is used. This method of composite printing yields a part that is many times stronger and lighter than plastic, metal, or non-optimal 3D printed composites.
“This agreement marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer in a highly innovative and disruptive technology environment. It is a milestone in the path of Jacobs University in its ambition to become one of the Top 15 global young universities with a focus in key areas such as Data Science for Business, Quantum Computing and Technologies, Advanced Materials, and Modelling of Complex Systems. Additionally to the educational benefits, it brings great value to the whole economic area of Bremen.”– Fabio Pammolli, President Professor, Jacobs University
Commenting on the agreement, Fedor Antonov, CEO at Anisoprint, said: “Our goal has always been to bring the cutting edge of research to the market. The City of Bremen is a globally well-known hotspot for aerospace and polymer science. We’re at the right place and the right time. Becoming a part of Jacobs University`s excellent research ecosystem will catalyze our future research activities.”
About Anisoprint: Anisoprint is a Luxembourg-based hardware start-up that manufactures 3D Printers that enable the production of continuous fibre reinforced plastic parts that can replace metal ones in aerospace, engineering, and many other fields while lowering costs and increasing productivity.
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