The project “BIONIC MANUFACTURING“ pursued the development of an additive manufacturing technique to produce components according to biological design and structuring principles using the example of a cantilever chair. Within the scope of the project, both selective laser sintering (SLS) and mask sintering (SMS) were to be further developed into a production technique for biologically inspired components.
With a load-bearing geometry and a finely structured, locally varying composition of the material, the components should follow biological principles in terms of their outer shape and in their inner material structure. The overall aim of the project was to develop a technology that has the long-term potential to become a basic technology for biomimetics. In the future, this should make it possible to manufacture biomimetic plastic components and products in both the design and technical fields and supplement the process paths of biomimetic optimization methods.