Period:1.2021 – 6.2022


Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch
Fachgebiet für Funktionale Materialien (FM), FB 11

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Weigold
Institut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen (PTW), FB 16


Project description:

Functional magnetic materials, especially hard and soft magnets, are everywhere in today ́s life and are key components in many high-tech technologies. Their increasing material demand requires a most efficient fabrication and utilization of the materials. Highest magnetic performance is found in Rare- Earth-based alloys, specifically in Nd-Fe-B. Magnets from this alloy produced via powder metallurgical sintering reach the highest magnetic energy densities. Our project aims at providing an alternative production route for permanent magnets by Additive Manufacturing. Complex geometries, print-in designs, locally tailored magnetic properties and components with response to external triggers (4D- printing) can be realized while retaining a resource efficient use and fabrication. The two partners, Funktionale Materialien (Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch) and Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen (Prof. Matthias Weigold), will bring together materials science and production technology to establish the additive manufacturing of functional magnetic materials.