AplPie

Period: 1.2021 – 6.2022

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Dr. Jurij Koruza
FG Nichtmetallisch-Anorganische Werkstoffe (NAW)
FB Material- und Geowissenschaften

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

Stefan Mischliwski
Institut für Produktionsmanagement, Technologie und Werkzeugmaschinen
(PTW) FB Maschinenbau

Lovro Fulanović
FG Nichtmetallisch-Anorganische Werkstoffe (NAW)
FB Material- und Geowissenschaften

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Project description:

Piezoceramic materials are indispensable in robotics, energy conversion, medical technology, consumer electronics, and autonomous vehicles. However, their increasing use is becoming a large problem as they contain large amounts of toxic lead, which cannot be recycled and ends up as electronic waste. The numerous lead-free piezoceramics developed over the past years fail to reach the high performance of their lead-based counterparts and thus new approaches are required. The aim of this project is to utilize 3D printing to design environmentally-friendly lead-free piezoceramics and composites with improved electromechanical performance to overcome the above stated issues.