Additive Manufacturing in the production chain of the mechanical industry

Dallo sviluppo del processo alla definizione del business model per la produzione di nuovi componenti

The proposal aims to increase the competitiveness of companies through the implementation, within them, of additive manufacturing technology. The objectives of this project proposal are to develop the skills and subsequent methodologies necessary for the proper and full use of additive manufacturing technologies for metal components. Specifically, the project aims to integrate Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes, particularly powder bed and direct deposition, among the technologies already used in the mechanical industry. The project will be developed following 3 main objectives:

  • acquisition of the ability to make components with the desired characteristics;
  • thorough knowledge of potential and limitations of both technologies and ability to integrate them;
  • tntroducing the concept of design/re-design of AM components through the development of a component chosen as a case-study.
  • Provision of services, Pilot Line and infrastructure
    The project will make use of BI-REX technologies and services, particularly with regard to the Pilot Line: BI-REX will provide equipment and expertise (MYSYNT300 SLM Machine, 5-axis machine tool for finishing mechanical components, 3-D scanning workstation, etc.) for the implementation of the various activities. Coordination activities will be carried out through the project management service.
  • Sharing, use, dissemination of produced material and know-how
    At the conclusion of the project, all the contents/materials produced will be used by BI-REX with a view to dissemination and diffusion of know-how. This aspect will concern both training activities and the provision of support and technology transfer services towards companies: BI-REX, thanks to the results obtained, will be able to propose itself as a Partner of companies interested in examining the opportunities offered by the AM in the design of new products.
  • IMA SpA (Coordinatore)
  • Sacmi Imola SC
  • Philip Morris Manufacturing and Technology Bologna SpA,
  • IC Srl
  • SIAD SpA
  • Altair Engineering Srl
  • Nextema Srl

Call: Call 1

Area: Additive and Advanced Manufacturing

Sub Area: Development of AM technologies for metallic materials

Implementation period: 31.07.2020 – 30.01.2022