Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) / Paderborner Institut für Additive Fertigung (PIAF)

PIAF is the central research unit of Paderborn University for research in the context of additive fabrication. While publicly funded research projects are coordinated in the PIAF, joint research activities with industrial partners are bundled in the DMRC. The DMRC structure is flexible and very interdisciplinary; depending on the currently handled research topics, the constellation of chairs participating in the DMRC can be changed. At time, within the DMRC 12 different chairs with 14 professors and a large number of researchers work together. The research projects at the DMRC are (co-)funded by the industrial partners and by public sources as well. Additionally, all DMRC-projects are guided and controlled by industry partners. This allows all partners to generate a large amount of output, especially in regard to science.

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The PIAF is a central scientific unit for additive manufacturing at the University of Paderborn.

The organisation for the PIAF and DMRC is presented here.


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Ivo Kletetzka

Paderborn Institute for Additive Fabrication (PIAF)

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schmid

Paderborn Institute for Additive Fabrication (PIAF)


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