Rapid Prototyping

Profile and Objective

The technology of additive manufacturing has developed rapidly in recent years. A wide variety of materials can now be used to manufacture components. In this process, the materials are manufactured without tools from a CAD data set using different, material-dependent processes.  Additive manufacturing is used to create prototypes (rapid prototyping), to manufacture tools (rapid tooling) or to directly produce components (rapid manufacturing).

Various advanced 3D printers and 3D scanners are available in the Rapid Prototyping laboratory at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. In addition to their use in teaching and research, these are used to produce individual parts for university or student projects, such as for the Sweaty robot. In addition, printing jobs for external interested parties are also accepted upon request and after consultation with the lab staff.

If you are interested in 3D printing, you can find more information in the tab "further information".

We hope you enjoy visiting our lab page!


  •     3D-printer with continuous fiber reinforcement MarkTwo from Markforged
  •     Multimaterial printer J750 from Stratasys
  •     HP Designjet Color 3D from HP
  •     ProJet 660 Pro from 3D Systems
  •     3D scanner Artec Eva, Artec Spider



  •     3DEdit Pro from 3D Systems
  •     Geomagic Studio from 3D Systems
  •     CATIA V5 from Dassult Systèmes
  •     Netfabb Professional
  • Computer Aided Engineering 2
  • Workshop Rapid Prototyping
  • Term papers and final papers

If you are interested in 3D printing, whether internally or externally, please contact us!

In a joint consultation, we will be happy to discuss your request and the further procedure.

The contact details of our lab's contact persons can be found in the right column.

We are looking forward to a joint cooperation!