Incus Won Houska Prize

The 19th Houska Prize ceremony unfolded on April 25, 2024, marking a significant event in Austria’s research landscape. With a total endowment of 750,000 euros, the Houska Prize of the B&C-Gruppe is the largest private award for applied research in Austria. This year, the team of Dr. Gerald Mitteramskogler, CEO of Incus, won the prestigious Prize in the “Research & Development in SMEs” category accompanied by a financial grant of 150,000 euros for his project “LMM: Metal 3D Printing with Light.”

Previously, the production of intricate metal components using 3D printing often required the use of support structures, subsequent assembly of individual parts, and complex post-processing to achieve desired quality standards. The Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM), a novel metal 3D printing method, developed by Gerald Mitteramskogler and his team, is centered on the principle of stereolithography and uses photopolymerization to build parts in a layerwise process via exposure with light. The printed components boast intricate detailing and exceptional surface quality, even with internal structures such as cavities and undercuts. Through their cutting-edge 3D printers, Incus GmbH is setting new benchmarks in component quality, recycling rates, process stability, and safety in the area of metal 3D printing.

Winning the Houska Prize represents a remarkable accomplishment for Gerald Mitteramskogler and his dedicated team at Incus. Expressing gratitude for this esteemed recognition, Mitteramskogler says, “It is a great honor for us to receive this award that serves as a recognition of Incus’ dedication to innovation in the Austrian industry. My congratulations go out to the entire team for their outstanding achievement!”

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