Press Releases

  • From an X-ray image to a custom-made implant / 2023

    AI enables greater mobility: Personalized finger joint implants from a 3D printer

    January 03, 2023

    The remobilization of finger joints that have been damaged by illness or injury is an emerging market in the field of demand-driven patient care. The FingerKIt consortium, which brings together five Fraunhofer institutes, uses AI to develop personalized 3D-printed joint implants so that these delicate finger parts can be replaced when necessary.

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  • Process parameter optimization by Fraunhofer IAPT / 2022

    Fraunhofer IAPT scales high-productivity L-PBF process for complex automotive component

    November 04, 2022

    In a joint research project with Constellium, Fraunhofer IAPT has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of high productivity L-PBF processing of the aluminum alloy AHEADD® CP1. Fraunhofer IAPT built an automotive door hinge demonstrator at 145 cm³ / h, using an industrial single-laser L-PBF system.

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