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TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for: practical applications of technological research for the betterment of society. TNO, 3000 employees, works for and together with a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, leading international companies, service providers and non-governmental organizations.
The department Equipment for Additive Manufacturing (EfAM) develops cutting-edge technology and high-precision machine concepts for 3D printing and layer-wise material deposition. We have developed a broad technology baseline during our 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing. We perform application-driven research and have four fields of focus:
The department consists of about 40 highly skilled professionals, with a background ranging from mechanical engineering, thermal and fluids engineering, system engineering, control and dynamics, chemistry, process engineering, industrial design and equipment engineering. The development of AM technologies and equipment is done by enthusiastic and multidisciplinary teams. Based on a broad technology basis, our teams define the functional and customer requirement specifications and translate these into innovative concepts. Together with academic and industrial partners, we develop prototypes and (research) equipment that push the boundaries of AM manufacturing. Our projects tend to have a significant international impact and our facilities are unique.
As of 2016, TNO EfAM is part of AMSYSTEMS center, a joint innovation center of TNO and TU/e’s High Tech Systems Center (HTSC). AMSYSTEMS is aimed to bring science and industry together even closer by collaborating on research projects. For more information, please check: http://amsystemscenter.com/
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