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This is big news: Researchers at TU Chemnitz have used a self-developed 3D-print procedure to manufacture additively the first worldwide electric engine made of iron, copper and ceramics. This innovation was presented by the university at Hannover Messe held in April 2018. Using metallic and ceramic pastes, which are formed in layers by means of an extrusion procedure and subsequently sintered, researchers of the professorship for electrical energy conversion systems and drive at the Technical University of Chemnitz have succeeded in printing complete electrical engines. “The innovation has been presented to the world through the platform of the Hannover Messe exhibition,” said Prof. Ralf Werner, holder of the professorship. His scientific collaborators Johannes Rudolph and Fabian Lorenz had already introduced a 3D-printed coil in the past year, which can withstand temperatures over 300 degrees Celsius.