OTH Regensburg (OTH) is one of the largest technical universities in southern Germany and offers more than 45 degree programs in engineering, business studies, social services and design to 11,000 students.
OTH is also home to the Sensorik-Applikationszentrum (SappZ), a center where students use applied research and engineering together with 3D printing to develop sensor applications for the automotive, medical, industrial, electronic and mechanical industries. 3D printing has a significant impact on the center because of its speed, accuracy and multi-material capabilities.
The design of the optic cell allows the integration of different acoustic detectors for comparison.
“It’s all about changing the mind-set of students. How they go about constructing things shifts dramatically once they’ve used a 3D printer...It really is construction without limitation.”
Florian Olbrich, OTH Regensburg