Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing (3D print)

Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing (3D print)

At Addlab we can 3D-print components in plastics and metal. We use several different types of printers with various printing methods to ensure a usable and good result. 

Picture of students looking at a 3D printer

Contact

For the studentlab and courses in use of smaller desktop printers: Kjell Sandnes

For the industrial machines for plastic: Pål Erik Endrerud or Kenneth Kalvåg

Access and opening hours

Our studentlab are open from 09:00-16:00. Might be closed during courses.

What can you do

Addlab is used for education and research. The studentlab is best for prototyping and product development, and to visualize and test single products.

To use the printing equipment, you need a digital model of what you wish to produce. With a 3D-modelling tool (E.g. Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, Thinkercad etc.) you can model your desired geometry which is the basis for what the printers need to be able to print.

By attending a basic 3D print course, you will get the knowledge needed to operate a selection of printers, and do the settings needed to ensure a good result.

Equipment and materials

Equipment:

In our studentlab S112, we have a good selection of desktop printers from PRUSA (MK2, 2S, 2.5, 3), Ultimaker (3, Extended, S5) and Formlabs. In addition, we have an industrial machine from EOS (P395).

Additive Manufacturing in plastic: EOS P395

EOS P395 is a additive manufacturing system which uses a laser to produce parts from a plastic powder. The build chamber is heated to approx. 160 °C, and the laser adds the rest of the energy needed to melt the powder.

We produce mainly in PA2200 and PA2200GF. (PA12 polyamide with or without glass particles.)

Build envelope: 300x300x580 mm.

PA2200 safety datasheet

Link to the different suppliers:

Materials:

Printing is usually done with PLA filament with different colours, but we also have a selection of different other materials available depending on the parts desired function. Materials can vary in both strength, flexibility and weight.

Training and safety

  • Users need to complete an HSE e-course.
  • Users need to complete a course/personal training for the type of printer that are supposed to be used.

Research

ADDLAB is a partner in the MKRAM, a project cofunded by Forskningsrådet.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

To be able to move from an idea to a physical model in a short amount of time to be tested for function, gives good opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Other

We can produce components in polyamide using the latest additive manufacturing technology in state of the art production facilities. Our equipment consists of EOS P395 for polyamide manufacturing.

We offer:

  • Production of series production and prototyping.
  • Design help in 3D-modelling tools.
  • Guidance in additive processes.
  • Cooperation in research projects.

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Picture of 3D printed plastic objects
Photo: Anders Gimmestad Gule/NTNU

 

 

Where is the laboratory?

Where is the laboratory?

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Contact

Pål Erik Endrerud
Staff Engineer
pal.endrerud@ntnu.no
+47-61135219
+47-95708253
Kenneth Kalvåg
Staff Engineer
kenneth.kalvag@ntnu.no
+47-61135307
+47-91829570

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