The most advanced rapid prototyping techniques are available for EMB’s lab device development. In close collaboration with the individual working groups, equipment for culturing and expanding adherent cells, among other things, is newly developed, modified and further developed. Lab device development is ready to lend its support and services to external clients as a competent partner. The range of services encompasses consulting, development and construction of prototypes as well as small series production.
3D printing technologies
With the help of 3D-software, parts can be built and manufactured at the EMB within a very short time in collaboration with the client and according to his specifications. The special manufacturing process makes it possible to produce extremely complex geometries that conventional mechanical or molding technology processes would not allow, or only with a great deal of effort. In example parts are created by melting in layers of powdered polyamide with the help of a laser beam. Changes in the measurements and geometries can be made quickly, and the parts can be newly machined overnight. The possible applications for the sintered parts are many: They can be used as display models as well as for fast testing of construction variants, and they are used in parts testing through assembly and functional tests.
3D hand-held laser scanner
Lab device development has its own self-positioning 3D-scanner. This mobile hand-held scanner allows the user to record existing constructions and to rework them (reverse engineering) so they can be produced in a very short time with the help of the 3D printing systems, among other tools. Other applications include the measuring and testing of objects and the creation of 3D-digital files in a wide variety of forms.