Modeling the 3D-Printing of Electromagnetically Active Components

3D-printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology in which three dimensional objects of complex shapes can be created, on the one hand. On the other hand, substantial advances have been made recently in improving and tailoring the properties of polymer composite materials by the addition of suitable filler particles. This project explores the possibility of combining these technologies, and potential opportunities that emerge therefrom. Particularly, modeling and numerical simulations are employed to develop guidelines for creating electromagnetically active components with complicated geometry by 3D-printing. These components could be of great technological importance (e.g. antennas, microchips etc.).