Vision Assessment of Scalable 3D Printing

The Vision Assessment Study funded by Carl Zeiss Foundation investigates the current visions of scalable digital 3D Additive Manufacturing. The research aims to assess, modify, and discuss relevant technology visions and application scenarios to embed the Cluster’s visionary research in a societal dialogue.

Based on the expertise on vision assessment at ITAS, the project focuses on the following tasks:

The project’s mission is to support the societal relevance of visionary research and make research and society more responsive to and responsible for each other to foster better technologies within a better society.

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PD Dr. Andreas Lösch
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)


RoßmannM.SchneiderC.LeshkovychM., and LöschA.
2021KIT Scientific Working Papers177. doi:10.5445/IR/1000140561
LöschA.RoßmannM., and SchneiderC.
2021. Technikfolgenabschätzung, 337-351. doi:10.5771/9783748901990-337

Sociotechnical Visions of 3D Printing – After the First Hype? Report of the Vision Assessment Study in the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order.
SchneiderC.RoßmannM., and LöschA.
2020KIT Scientific Working Papers13833. doi:10.5445/IR/1000117984/2