• 3D-Printing: A layer of a melted material is arranged on a platform in a spezific pattern and cooled off. Other layers are placed upon this first layer until a three-dimensional part is created.

  • Carbon: Composite material of plastic and carbon fibers which can endure high forces relative to its weight. The woven fibers cause the typical black-grey surface pattern of carbon parts.

  • Control software: The programm software, which defines and executes the movements of the machine.

  • Freeform: A shape, which is not consisting of planar and zylindrical surfaces, balls and cones and similar, but is bent in any way.

  • Imprimere ( with emphasis on i): Latin for press, imprint

  • Reinforcement: The reinforcement effects that the otherwise low stressable concrete can withstand traction and bending stress. It is usual to enclose individual reinforcement sticks or prefabricated grids with concrete.

  • Tetraeder: Pyramid with a triangular base. This is a showpiece only and has no technical use.