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Vera Rothmund

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Germany

Biography

Vera Rothmund studied at RWTH Aachen. In her bachelor's thesis in “mechanical engineering” and her master's thesis in “development and design”, she focused on additive tooling for injection molding and cold forming of sheet metal. In particular, she gained expertise in the Material Jetting processes and FDM processes. In the FDM process, she investigated the combination of different polymers in a component to improve component properties. For example, she succeeded in processing PLA with PA through geometric features in a component, which then exhibited high rigidity and resistance to abrasion. Since 2024, she has been a research associate in the group “AM-Polymers” within the Laser Powder Bed Fusion department at Fraunhofer ILT, dedicating herself to selective laser sintering of plastics. Recently, she has been focusing on elastic TPU materials. Overall, she has a broad range of experience with additive manufacturing processes for polymers.

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