Finest structures through additive glass printing

If additive glass printing were possible without technical limits, IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH would manufacture grid-strengthened sensor housings made of membrane glass. An innovative solution, which would not only guarantee better protection of the sensors, but also provide better thermal insulation and be more pressure-stable as well as moisture-permeable - a clear non plus ultra…

Decades of experience in structural glass engineering

Dr. Baitinger and her husband Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Baitinger have been active in the field of structural glass engineering since the early 2000s. More than 20 years ago, this topic was still relatively new in the construction industry. As a result, in addition to theoretical work, such as structural design and assessment, component and material testing…

Potential of additive glass printing

"The potential of additive glass printing is clearly enormous. It enables the production of complex structures where the conventional way fails. Glass printing, with its multiple modes of representation, has excellent opportunities to overcome the limitations of conventional manufacturing," says Dr. Schütze. She herself joined IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH in October 2018. After starting in…

Solution-finding mentality

"Load capacity that makes slim" The origin of the slogan of spannverbund GmbH lies in the striving to utilize the mode of action of composite steel construction as effectively as possible. In the beginning, the main focus was on slender, high load-bearing steel composite girders. Starting from this maxim, many other developments have followed over…

Historically characterized by innovations

DATRON AG was founded in 1969 as DATRON Elektronik GmbH and at that time focused its business activities on contract development of device-related software and electronic components. When a milling machine was needed for the in-house production of profiles and housings, which was not available on the market as desired, DATRON used its know-how in…

Additive manufacturing for low-cost small batches

For each sintered glass body of a specific glass feedthrough, a specially made tool is needed. This is very expensive. Out of the need to be able to offer customers attractive prices even for small batches, the topic of additive manufacturing of glass found its way into the company. In order to "continuously develop its…

Complex steel knots

From an initial contact with additive manufacturing in the construction industry, further points of contact quickly followed for Cognition Factory. As part of the ZIM-funded project "Steel Construction Nodes", they developed a quality-assured novel manufacturing process for complex steel nodes based on additive arc welding together with four other partners. show german post

Standardization of innovative products in the construction industry

New products in the construction industry always require a standardization process. This lengthy procedure may well take 2-4 years, explains Mr. Hölscher. "It must not only be possible to define the product properties precisely, but also to make them describable during manufacture and verifiable in the process. The process must be linked to the existing…

Stable and reproducible processes

In previous projects of Ingenieurbüro Dr. Siebert, it became apparent that "stable and reproducible processes" are particularly necessary for additive glass manufacturing, which, however, are still associated with considerable challenges regarding the availability of the technology. In the course of implementation, the mechanical engineering sector is first in demand here before the engineering office can…