Dr. Frank Ehrig is Director at the Institute for Material Science and Plastics Processing (IWK) at the University of Applied Science Rapperswil (HSR), Switzerland. Today the institute consists of six professors and is mainly focussed on R&D activities in compounding, part design, light weight construction, processing technologies and 3D-Printing. Dr. Ehrig specializes in research on component design, injection moulding, 3D printing and polyurethane technology. He holds a PhD from Aachen Technical University, Germany, where he also worked as the Head of Injection Moulding and Polyurethane Processing at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV). He has previous positions as the Director of Cooperative Research and Director of Engineering at Weidmann Plastics Technology.