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Fakultät BCI

Dr. Tim Feuerbach


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Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
Laboratory of Solids Process Engineering
Emil-Figge-Str. 68
44227 Dortmund



Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is a promising 3D printing technique in pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing. Potential products are patient-specific implants and personalized drug dosage forms. In this work, the applicability of FDM in this field is investigated.


Additive manufacturing (AM) – also known as 3D-printing – allows the fabrication of complex geometries. FDM is a specific AM methods, in which a thermoplastic polymer is plasticized, extruded through a heated nozzle and deposited on a construction platform. Based on this manufacturing method, three-dimensional geometries are fabricated layer-by-layer. However, there are still multiple factors that limit the application of FDM printers as a manufacturing method. Several of these factors, such as the missing regulatory approval concept and the influence of different printing parameters on product properties are investigated in this work.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 PhD at the Laboratory of Solids Process Engineering, TU Dortmund
2013 - 2015

M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund
Master thesis: 3D printing of polymeric reactor geometries – theoretical and experimental investigations

2008 - 2013

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, TU Dortmund
Bachelor thesis: Development of a CFD model for a spray-drying plant

2000 - 2007 Marie Curie Gymnasium (Recklinghausen)
Born February 10th, Recklinghausen (Germany)