An artificial human skull for surgical implants that comes directly from a 3-D-printer? This doesn´t exist? It does, because with plastic materials almost everthing is possible! Students of HTL Kapfenberg could get in touch with these kind of topics during "Take Tech 2015" at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Department of Polymer Engineering and Science.
The allergy free glove for surgical operations, die artificial implant for human skulls from a 3-D-printer and parts of wings of passenger aircrafts - they all have one thing in common: they are made of the most versatile material: plastic material. Students of HTL Kapfenberg could take a look behind the scenes of Department of Polymer Engineering and Science. Polymer Competence Center GmbH (PCCL) and Department of Polymer Engineering and Science have shown a wide range of innovative application possibilities for plastic materials. Emphasis was in recycling of plastic materials. The project "Rec2Tec-Part" of Department of Polymer Engineering and Science Leoben for example deals with recycling materials, a very current issue nowadays.