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PhD Student in Additive Manufacturing, with focus on Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

inspire AG für mechatronische Produktionssysteme und Fertigungstechnik

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PhD Student in Additive Manufacturing, with focus on Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

Inspire AG is a technology transfer centre, founded on initiative of ETH Zurich and the

Swiss industry with research sites in Zurich and St. Gallen. Inspire AG develops and

researches for the companies of the machine building, the electric and metal working

industry (MEM) in close cooperation with institutes of the ETH Zurich. Working areas

are manufacturing technology in general and especially production machinery, manu-

facturing processes and methods from the simulation of machines up to virtual reality.

Our research lab in St. Gallen, the Swiss Innovation Centre for Additive Manufacturing

(SICAM) offers the following position combined with the possibility to acquire a doctoral

degree at ETH Zurich

PhD Student in Additive Manufacturing,

with focus on Selective Laser Melting



Additive manufacturing (AM) is a growing field for manufacturing prototypes, tools and

functional end products. Laser- and powder-bed-based manufacturing (i.e. selective

laser sintering/melting or its variants) holds a special place within the variety of AM

processes: no other AM technologies allow processing polymers, metals, ceramics as

well as composites. However, there are still many open questions regarding general

process limits, suitable materials and innovative new machine concepts.

Details to inspire and the additive manufacturing activities can be found on our website:


A PhD position is offered aiming at

  • Set-up on an open architecture test bench in order to investigate new ma- chine concepts and strategies and to improve the process productivity.
  • Analysis of SLM-processed new materials and material combinations aiming

    at improved properties and opening new fields of applications. Transfer of new

    material concepts into industrially relevant applications and parts.

Candidates have to be eligible for a PhD study at the ETH Zurich. They shall have a

master degree in mechanical engineering, materials science or physics. Experience in

laser material processing and/or metallurgy are advantageous.

After an introduction phase the doctoral student will focus his research activities on one

of the above mentioned topics. The work involves experimental trials, DOE, conceptual

and simulation studies, setting of industrially valid targets and criteria, characterization

of the produced parts.

A collaboration in and support of different industry driven projects will complete the


The salary will be according to ETH standard for PhD positions in mechanical engi-


Please send your application directly to Prof. Dr. Konrad Wegener.


inspire AG, Leonhardstrasse 21, CH-8092 Zürich

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