Internship | Materials for Additive Manufacturing



Education type

higher professional education (hbo),university (wo)


Internship and graduation project

Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D-printing, provides excellent opportunities for the production of complex and customised products with high freedom of design. Currently, AM is still progressing from a method for rapid prototyping, to a method for rapid production of functional parts. This transition has induced a number of challenges for material scientists and engineers, such as the development of printing materials with new and improved functionalities, as well as the customisation of printing processes towards optimised product properties.

You will participate in a small team of scientists and research engineers at Brightlands Materials Center. Depending on the focus of your particular project, your tasks can comprise of material formulation and characterization, investigation of material behavior in relation to a 3D-printing process, or investigation of the printing material to the end product.

What do we require of you?

We are looking for students (BSc or MSc) with a background in chemistry, chemical engineering or material science, that have a hands-on mentality. Experience with working in a laboratory environment is required. Affinity to polymer chemistry and material science is a plus. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are expected. The internship period should last at least 4 months.

What can you expect of your work situation?

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

What can TNO offer you?

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Ryan Zandvoort, van
Phone number: +31 (0)6-118 50872

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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