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Third place in the SPP2305 student competition

We are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the national student competition under the DFG-funded priority program SPP 2305 “Sensor-Integrated Machine Elements pave the way for Widespread Digitalization”. The goal of the competition was to show the seamless integration of sensors into mechanical structures capable of autonomous and independent communication.

As part of the DFG Priority Programme 2305 "Sensor-integrating Machine Elements - Paving the Way for Comprehensive Digitalization", the DFG has announced a competition. The aim of the competition was to demonstrate the seamless integration of sensors into mechanical structures that are capable of autonomous and independent communication. The competition called for the development of the smallest possible autonomous and intelligent 3D-printed spheres equipped with sensors that can record their path and distinguish between rolling and sliding. Six talented teams from TU Berlin, TU Clausthal, TU Darmstadt, TU Hamburg, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau and TU Munich presented their innovative prototypes to a jury in the final round. At the final, supervisors from the TUM team Erich Knoll and Professor Karsten Stahl from the Chair of Machine Elements (fzg) also provide support.

Tim Kreutle and Mikail Kahraman were the only team consisting solely of students and took 3rd place. They printed the sphere using the Bambu Lab filament printer from the Venture Lab Additive Manufacturing.

Congratulations to the winning teams:
🥇 TU Darmstadt
🥈 RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
🥉 TU Munich

Congratulations to all participants for their creativity, commitment and outstanding performance!