Since May, 28 and for the next weeks, Prof. Jens Günster from BAM was here in Desamanera, and we just cannot let the opportunity of a chat slip out. He’s the Director of Division Ceramic Processing and Biomaterials of BAM, a senior scientific at technical federal institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany.
BAM is the higher authority in research in Germany and develops technology, chemistry, physics, and not only; it’s about renewable energy, safety tests from construction to food, nanotechnology, eco-design, efficiency of light and much more.
Its purpose is the growth of local and international markets through the improvement of material goods quality, setting safety standards, promoting the culture of respect for the environment and advising companies, industries, national and international organizations, German government too.
One of the projects in which he’s involved is AMITIE – Additive Manufacturing Initiative for Transnational Innovation in Europe – thanks to which we met him and his team and started a collaboration last year.
AMITIE is a project funded by EU H2020 Reseach & Innovation Programme. It brings together leading academic and industrial European players in the fields of materials science, processes, surfaces characterizations, AM technologies and associated numerical simulations, who will develop a new paradigm for production of multiscale, multimaterial and multifunctional ceramic-based objects. Desamanera is one of the partners involved, as well as BAM.
Welcome back in Desamanera, Prof. Günster. It’s not the first time you’re here. In a few words, what are the opportunities that AMITIE opens up to you and what are your expectations from it?
AMITIE gives us the opportunity not only to visit the best companies working in the field of additive manufacturing within Europe, but to gain insights into their AM activities and support them with our know-how, even “hands on”. Therefore I expect to learn a lot about AM business within Europe and to help improving AM processes.
What is your role in this project? What do you like the most of it?
Within the collaboration with Desamanera we work on improving the 3D printing technology Desamanera is using, which is one of the rare examples of 3D printing of large voluminous parts from stone for artistic use. The simplicity and effectiveness of the process are stunning. We help to further improve the process in terms of productivity and quality of products.