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The number of candidates waiting for a heart valve replacement rises yearly. Even though there is a trend toward implantation of biological valves or reconstruction, the prosthetic heart valves (PHVs) are still commonly used for implantation or as a part of cardiac assist devices in many countries worldwide. However, the hemodynamic consequences of these(More)
This paper describes an improvement of Additive Manufacturing (AM) to process products with complex inner and outer geometries such as turbine blades by using a combination of AM, optical measuring techniques and robotics. One problem of AM is the rough surface caused by the layer-by-layer 3D printing with granular material, so the geometries need to be(More)
Modern Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) used in mines or for road construction often consist of several modules for the drill head and further equipment as well as wagons for carrying the mined material (dump). These machines can have a total length of up to 70 meters. In the mines, the machine has to be navigated over long stretches through the mine adits to(More)
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