AM suits the manufacturing of one-of-a-kind products of increasingly complex shapes and intelligent features. Yet, there is a great need for advanced multi-material AM equipment in terms of speed, accuracy, scalability, complexity and the processing of diverse materials in one system. The AMSYSTEMS Center is a joint innovation center of TNO and the High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e HTSC) to accelerate (new ways of) additive manufacturing in diverse industries.
Customized, on-demand and de-centralized manufacturing
Fundamental and Applied Research
The AMSYSTEMS Center focuses predominantly on the equipment side. Advanced systems that produce — layer by layer — smart, personalized and multi-functional products. AMSYSTEMS will undertake fundamental and applied research to arrive at innovations that ultimately make it to market introduction.
Research programs focus on systems for multi-material additive (and hybrid) manufacturing, including mechatronics principles, multi-technology innovations and process control for mass customization and manufacturability.
In addition, a new chair and research group ‘Systems Mechatronics for Advanced Manufacturing’ will be established at the TU/e. Till 2020 the AMSYSTEMS Center will grow towards 25 PhD students and over 50 full-time professionals from academia, knowledge institutes and industry. AMSYSTEMS will also train experts and scientists that the emerging 3D-printing industry needs.