Internship | Materials for Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D-printing, provides excellent opportunities for the production of complex and customised products with high freedom of design.



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?

You will participate in a team of scientists and research engineers at Brightlands Materials Center. Among others your tasks can comprise of material formulation and characterization, investigation of material behaviour in relation to a 3D-printing process or investigation of the influence of the printing process onto the end product. Moreover you will make use of CAD software and numerical simulation tools for part design as well as prediction of properties. In particular you will be working with FFF (fused filament fabrication) technology with the aim of increasing mechanical strength and obtain additional functionalities within a printed part.

What do we require of you?

We are looking for students (BSc or MSc) with a background in chemical engineering, mechanical 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: Fidel Valega Mackenzie
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65526

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


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