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Dominique Mueller – “3D printing today is a very powerful tool but using it in the right way is still difficult”

Dominique Mueller

Dominique Mueller

Dominique Mueller is a Principal Research Engineer at Autodesk with a focus on large-scale additive manufacturing applications. 

She is based in Germany and works hand in hand with the development team of Autodesk Netfabb to constantly improve the software.

Nora Toure: Dominique, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing in the first place?

Dominique Mueller: I studied Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Bayreuth and already focused on additive manufacturing for industrial applications during my Master thesis and developed a fiber reinforced polymer for FFF applications, after graduation, I joined Autodesk and the team working on the 3D Printing software solution.

Nora Toure: What was your very first experience with 3D Printing?

Dominique Mueller: When I was part of a formula student team, my team used 3D Printing to design lightweight components for our race car to increase the performance.

Nora Toure: You are a Principal Research Engineer at Autodesk. Can you let us know a bit more about the scope of your research when it comes to Additive Manufacturing?

Dominique Mueller: My work is mainly focused on additive manufacturing and I am working on research projects together with partners, research institutes and universities to improve the capability of our software. At the moment I am focused on large-scale additive manufacturing application in the manufacturing and architectural area.

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