Systems and Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) embraces a terrific innovation in the field of complex shape part manufacturing. The next generation of machines and systems for AM will be based on cross-sectorial process technologies easily transferrable to very different applications. Particularly, this research area focuses on the metal based additive manufacturing complemented by a number of subtractive technologies; operating by persistently monitoring and adapting the deposition or subtraction processes, by relying upon an online closed loop process monitoring and control platform.

Competences:

  • Metal material process design (mostly: high carbon content steel, Ti64, Aluminum alloys)
  • Hybrid process implementation based on deposition and subtraction of material
  • Redundant Machines and Robotic solutions for AM
  • Process control and adaptation based on a closed loop monitoring system
  • Mechatronic equipment design for multi-material deposition (i.e. nozzle, primary and secondary deposition systems, vacuum systems, auxiliary gas ejection, gas-powder mix chamber)


Industrial applications:

  • Aerospace Industry
  • Mold and die industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Endhoprostetics and exoprosthetics medtech industry
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