“Hi, I am Arne, a printer from the north of Germany. After finishing my Abitur, I worked in the industry for a little while. My curiosity brought me here to Stuttgart, to learn more about the „colorful“ industry I’ve been working in. Here I discovered the whole breadth of print.
What I especially like about our course, is the possibility to bring thoughts and ideas from the screen into real life. This is also the reason, why at the moment I am spending most of my time in our 3D printing lab in the HdM. Here I can play around with the possibilities of “additive manufacturing” and transform data to physical objects.
Today things are possible that could not even have been imagined twenty years ago. Just imagine now, we had a technology that would create machine parts, prototypes or even prosthetics for humans locally and only by the push of a button.
Sounds like Star Trek’s Replicators, right? The tech-nology is already here, in its infancy. 3D printing, or more accurately Additive Manufacturing, is part of what is covered in our course, and it is very popular amongst our students - even students from other courses.
We have an array of different machines in our 3D lab that can be used, and we continue to build up our fleet of printers for new and interesting projects for students and professors to embark on together.”