Small series production of parts

Category
Additive Manufacturing
About This Project

For the production of small series of complex parts or for local, on demand manufacturing of spare parts, additive manufacturing has the advantage that no physical moulds have to be prepared or kept in stock, and that products can be prepared in a time-efficient way. In addition, the design freedom allows the production of lightweight and integrated products, that cannot be prepared by traditional manufacturing methods. However, for high-tech parts to be used for example in high temperature environments, mechanical properties and durability are often still insufficient. Our research program focuses on the following topics:

  • Predicting & improving mechanical performance and lifetime
  • Improving tolerances and reproducibility
  • Expanding the material portfolio
  • Improving the process and material efficiency, including post-processing