Printing processes

Among the established printing techniques, inkjet printing offers a highly attractive technique to generate two- or even three-dimensional structures that have been designed before at the computer. At the Fraunhofer IGB ink formulations for processing a variety of functional components such as hydrogels, nanoparticles, proteins and conductive materials are developed.

Fields of research

  • Structured surfaces by means of printing techniques
  • Laser printing polymer particles for biomaterial applications

Reference projects

Reactive inkjet printing of polyurethane foams

For the first time, using two-component reactive inkjet printing, we managed to print polyurethane foams forming in situ on a substrate.