“3-D printing is catching on in the commercial vehicle industry”
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Lightweight components are becoming increasingly important, not only in passenger cars, but also in commercial vehicles. In ATZoffhighway, Prof. Roman Teutsch from the University of Kaiserslautern explains how lightweight design and a long service life can be combined and why 3-D printing is particularly interesting for truck manufacturers.
ATZoffhighway _ Roman Teutsch, since the beginning of January this year you have been Head of the restructured Institute for Mechanical and Automotive Design at the University of Kaiserslautern. Why did the institute need to be reorganized?
Teutsch_ Commercial vehicle engineering is an important field here in Kaiserslautern which is supported by the university and the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. In order to consolidate this area of research and the accompanying academic courses, it made sense to move the focus of the central institute for design towards automotive engineering. Many universities offer courses in automotive engineering,...