Additive manufacturing processes

In an industrial context, 3D printing processes are often referred to as additive manufacturing processes. This is because these processes allow components to be manufactured by adding material layer by layer.

Adhesive strength

Adhesive forces determine the strength of the interface between the part to be joined and the adhesive layer.

Aerosol Jet Process

This process is also known as aerosol jet printing (AJP). This non-contact direct printing process allows the most delicate structures to be printed from a wide variety of substrates.


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Cleave process

Cleaving refers to a process for preparing the end faces of glass fibers by controlled breaking.


A collimator is an optical device for parallelizing light beams, such as converging lenses or concave mirrors.

Corundum blasting

Corundum blasting is an abrasive process for surface treatment in which corundum is used as the blasting medium. This process is suitable for removing layers of rust, scale, and paint.

Degradation behavior

Change in the physical and chemical properties of a material in response to external influences such as temperature and UV radiation. Usually results in degradation and fragmentation processes within the material.

Delivery performance

The delivery performance is defined as the relative obedience of guaranteed lead times against internal or external customers.

Dielectric strength

Dielectric strength reflects the electric field strength at which an electrically insulating material loses insulating properties and conductivity increases sharply. Due to damage to the material, this is an irreversible process.