Additive Manufacturing in Construction

German Steel Construction Award for Linus Schmitz

and the winner is…

Linus Paul Schmitz, winner of the German Steel Construction Award 2024 for his term paper on the topic: SERIAL becomes INDIVIDUAL, local reinforcement of standard I-profiles using WAAM technology.

Steel beams can be exposed to individual load situations, creating a need for additional reinforcement. His solution: Using WAAM, i.e. the free additive application of material at the points where the load case is increased, can be individually reinforced without having to use a generally reinforced steel girder. This saves material.

We congratulate Linus on this great success and of course all those involved, such as the ITE, TU Braunschweig, the AMC, TU Braunschweig and TU Munich as well as Harald Kloft as supervisor.

If you want to know more about the possibilities of 3D printing in construction, check out our AMC website 

the award is sponsored by: bauforumstahl e.V.


german version:

und der Gewinner ist…
Linus Paul Schmitz, Gewinner des Förderpreises des Deutschen Stahlbaus 2024 für seine Semesterarbeit zum Thema: Aus SERIELL wird INDIVIDUELL, Lokale Verstärkung von Standard I-Profilen mittels WAAM-Technologie.

Stahlträger können individuellen Lastfallsituation ausgesetzt sein, so entsteht ein Bedarf nach zusätzlicher Verstärkung. Seine Lösung: Mittels WAAM, also dem freien additiven Auftragen von Material an den Stellen, wo der Lastfall erhöht ist kann individuell verstärkt werden ohne einen allgemein verstärkten Stahlträger nutzen zu müssen. So wird Material eingespart.

Wir gratulieren Linus zu diesem tollen Erfolg und natürlich allen Beteiligten, wie dem ITE, TU Braunschweig, dem AMC, TU Braunschweig und TU München sowie Harald Kloft als Supervisor.

Wer mehr über die Möglichkeiten des 3D-Drucks im Bauwesen wissen möchte, checkt unsere AMC-Website:



About TRR 277 AMC:

The Collaborative Research Center TRR 277 Additive Manufacturing in Construction (AMC) is dedicated to advancing research in the field of construction, with a focus on leveraging 3D printing technology to revolutionize sustainable and energy-efficient building practices. Through innovation and collaboration, the center aims to usher in a new era for the construction industry. In the interdisciplinary, cross-location and dfg-funded research project, the two universities TU Braunschweig and TU Munich, pursue the novel manufacturing approach for the construction industry. Additive manufacturing can develop into a key technology for the digitalization of the construction industry. Complex research questions on materials, process engineering, control, modeling, design and construction are being investigated holistically by scientists from the fields of civil and mechanical engineering.



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