07.12.2023: Merging the technology fields “Additive Manufacturing” and “MID” to “Additive Mechatronics”

Additiv gefertigtes 3D-Substrat mit 5-Achs-gedruckter Leiterbahn

For years, the competences in Additive Manufacturing at FAPS have been bundled in the technology field of the same name, while the technology field MID (Mechatronic Integrated Devices) has focused on research of the LDS method and printed electronics technologies.
Merging these two realms to one new technology field “Additive Mechatronics”, led by Daniel Utsch, the competencies of the Chair in the field of the additive generation of mechatronic functions are united across the various research groups. This platform will be used to employ the high technical diversity at FAPS regarding additive manufacturing technologies as huge potential for interdisciplinary solutions of scientific challenges. Aside from several currently running reserach projects, a considerable number of new projects related to additive technologies is planned.


Daniel Utsch, M. Sc.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS, Prof. Franke)