Material-efficient Cu wire-based 3D printing technology
Area Acceleration (D2) Segment Upscaling (D2.2) Duration 2019/01/01-2021/12/31
The development of new materials intended for marine equipment manufacturing during the 3D Metal Printing (3DMP®) process.
International co-operation of 3 Research Institutes: ŁUKASIEWICZ – Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, ENEA, TECNALIA; 1 University: Ghent University and 1 Industry Partner: GEFERTEC consisting of representatives from all three corners of the Knowledge Triangle.
The development of the manufacturing technology of components made of Cu-based alloys by means of the 3DMP® technology.
3DMPWire project addresses needs for more efficient and waste-free production, specifically production of corrosion-resistant components operating in marine environments using newly developed Cu-based alloys. Upscaling will bring to TRL9 technology of production of components by 3D printing from wires. Thanks to the application of wires significant reduction of material loss (with a factor of 10), production costs and energy consumption will be reached. Moreover, the 3DMP® technology, developed within this project, can be used to manufacture other products, in many branches of the industry, using the new Cu-based alloys wires.