3/28/2017

Oerlikon Signs Research Partnerships with TU Munich and Skoltech

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The agreements are intended to advance the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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Oerlikon has signed letters of intent to establish two research partnerships in the additive manufacturing field, one with the Technical University of Munich and one with the Kolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

TU Munich has existing research capabilities across the additive manufacturing value chain and is a key academic institute working to drive the industrialization of the entire AM process, Oerlikon says. The agreement with TU Munich was signed by Dr. Roland Fischer, CEO of Oerlikon, and Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Herrmann, president of the TU Munich.

“In conducting research, it is integral for us to work hand-in-hand with technology companies to develop solutions for practical industrial challenges and applications,” says Prof. Herrmann. “Partnering with Oerlikon exactly adds that perspective for us to drive forward our additive manufacturing research projects and opens up opportunities for exciting future research together.”

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology offers competence in advanced manufacturing and simulation expertise, including dedicated materials for additive manufacturing. The partnership between Oerlikon and Skoltech was endorsed by Dr. Fischer and Prof. Dr. Alexander Kuleshov, president of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

The signing of both research partnerships took place in Munich. 

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