New manufacturing technologies offer additional degrees of freedom for product design as well as enabling design engineers to implement innovative product features. The cluster "Design" aims to comprehensively assess new technologies in view of the product and manufacturing. To do this, the cluster will focus on additive manufacturing technologies and the process chains resulting from them.
The cluster will create a method that compares various design and manufacturing models and that integrates measurement variables from the perspective of the product and manufacturing. To demonstrate this concretely, a representative component from an airplane turbine engine or a stationary gas turbine will be selected. Decisive for the selection of these components is that additive processes allow a new design to be developed whose characteristics have a positive impact upon the overall product.