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Metall 3D printer Exkursion
SLM Machine fotec.jpg
Monday, 19.06.2017 17:00
Viktor Kaplan-Strasse 2

2700 Wiener Neustadt

free as in beer
Website Fotec
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 01.06.2017

General information

What is this about?

one of two SLM machines at fotec in its full glory

At the research company fotec where I am working we have two SLM/LBM Machines (Selective Laser Melting / Laser Beam Melting / 3D printer for metal) for research purposes.

These machines build solid metal objects from powder. This is done by depositing a thin layer of powder and then melting it according to the part geometry with a LASER beam.

My job there is to create a system for monitoring the powder deposition and the melted layers of powder to ensure constant quality of the built parts, which is important for use in medical and aerospace applications.

The plan for the excursion would be:

  • Presentation with the introduction to the build process
  • Visiting the machines while they are building something
  • Presentation/discussion of the research topics related to the machine


Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH
Viktor Kaplan-Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

Located at TFZ building A, Ground floor

Fotec on Open Street Map
If you want to come by Öffi, you take the Railjet to Wiener Neustadt and then either the S-Bahn to "Civitas Nova", from there it's a 5 - 10 minutes walk or you take the Bus line G from the main station to the Station "Salesianer" (the one after the Fachhochschule), where you can already see the TFZ.

By car you take the A2 exit Wöllersdorf to Wiener Neustadt Nord. I guess there should be signs for the TFZ. You can park for free in surrounding streets or at the guest parking lot in front of fotec.

How much does it cost?



  • ripper: Jabber or better just talk to me when I am in the lab (I am there quite regularly now)

I want to visit too!

Just go to the german version of this page and add your name to the list!