ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIALISATION

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We develop advanced technology for the manufacturing of high value components. The focus is to identify current limitations on part geometry and performance using traditional manufacturing methods and explore opportunities for product improvement and functionality using additive technology.
We aim to deliver complete solution from pre to post additive manufacturing processes, in order to enable test bedding of the manufactured components and translation into protect-ready solutions.

Testing of AlSi10Mg Coupons
Testing of AlSi10Mg Coupons

Potential Applications

These technologies can be deployed for the following applications:

  • Aerospace parts including hinges, brackets, complex fuel nozzels, jet engine parts and replacement parts
  • Tooling and moulds with conformal cooling channels for thermal management and performance
  • Automotive parts such as exhaust manifolds, and weight saving structures
  • Medical implant for orthopaedic, dental and devices with small internal cavities
Characterisation of Used Powder 1
Characterisation of Used Powder

overview

Design

  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • CAE for parts performance
  • Optimization for support removal, assembly, and surface finishing
  • Design rules for different materials

Process Development

  • Complex parts geometry with internal structures
  • Optimisation for surface finishing, defects and stress minimization
  • Process repeatability and part consistency
  • Post-machining and surface finishing 

Powder Performance

  • Characterization and optimization of feedstock material
  • Quality and life cycle management of powder material
  • Correlation of feedstock material with parts performance