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Internship in the world of additive manufacturing

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Internship in the world of additive manufacturing

In June, the prospective mechanical engineering technician Alex completed an internship with us.

What he has experienced here:

To introduce myself briefly: My name is Alexander Weide, I am 26 years old and am currently undergoing further training as a certified mechanical engineer. [Nbsp] In June I completed an internship in the innovative start-up company Trovus Tech GmbH. First, I will briefly describe why I chose this internship and introduce the internship. In addition, I will explain what activities I was allowed to do during the internship. Finally, I will try to reflect the internship, and draw a short summary.

Nothing is more constant than change, and it is also becoming faster and faster in industry. In recent years, the industry is in an exciting phase, comparable to a strategic and technological change, thus ushering in a new era. Additive manufacturing is one of the most significant changes in Industry 4.0. Additive manufacturing technology will influence established processes in product development and manufacturing. In the long run, it will affect the entire industrial landscape. To take on this increasing importance, much of my internship choice is on a SLS 3D printing company. Which company came into question better than the innovative start-up company Trovus-Tech, which has set itself the task of further developing and establishing metal 3D printing with high quality and functional requirements. During my internship as a technician for additive manufacturing, I first learned the basics of the SLS process and, for illustration purposes, explained them directly on the 3D printer. At the same time, I was already able to get to know the mode of operation and the production process of the machine. The advantages of this printing technique were explained to me. With it, new structures can be realized that would not be feasible with conventional methods - ie milling from a block of material or the casting process.

3D printing opens up new opportunities in lightweight construction, saves costs and opens up new ways of designing products. At the same time, I got to know the SLS design guidelines and, like in any other manufacturing process, their limitations. There are a few things to consider when constructing a high-quality component: Wall thickness, surface details, moving parts, assembly gap dimensions and component distortion. But the possibilities are for professionals as I have seen almost inexhaustible. Once I had internalized all this information, I was allowed to go through all the processes and work that was needed, starting with the 3D model to realize a component in additive manufacturing and gaining even more insight into additive manufacturing and the company Trovus Tech.

So an exciting internship comes to an end after four weeks. It was a great time and I learned a lot in a very pleasant atmosphere. The colleagues were very professional, humane, open and have a great cohesion. As an internship as well as an employer of course, the Trovus Tech is only recommended. At this point I would like to thank all Trovus Tech staff for their patience and attention, and I hope that the company will be successful in the future and we will meet again.