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iLead - Lightweight Functional & Hybrid 3D-Printing for Medical Assistive Devices

The aim of the project is to develop a novel 3D printing technology to produce medical assistive products in a customized, material-saving, weight-saving and at the same time high-strength, cost-efficient manner.

Project duration: 04/2021-03/2026

Funding: FFG Förderprogramm COIN, Programmlinie “Aufbau” kofanziert vom Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort (BMDW)

Scope of funding: 921.728 €

Project partners: Fachhochschule Kärnten – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH

Associated project partners: maierhofer GmbH, HAGE3D GmbH

In iLead, a novel 3D printing technology is being developed to produce medical assistance products that are customized, material-saving, weight-saving and at the same time cost-efficient with high strength. The technological developments are accompanied by a continuous user-centered-design process to fabricate devices which meet user needs. In this project, we aim to fill the gaps in the current 3D-printing technology to fabricate medical assistive devices with significant user benefit, well-being and availability.

Further information can be found on the official iLEAD webpage:

The research leading to these results has received funding from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) within the framework of COIN “Aufbau”, 8th call of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) – project number 884136 (iLEAD).