Material-efficient Cu wire-based 3D printing technology

Area Acceleration (D2) Segment Upscaling (D2.2) Duration 2019/01/01-2021/12/31

ITM Industry Europe 24 września 2021

Date: 31st August – 3rd September, 2021

Place: Poznań

ITM Industry Europe is the largest industrial trade fair in Poland, and is organised by MTP Group.

During this event there was a joint stand for the Łukasiewicz Research Network in which various Institutes belonging to the Network presented their work. Among others, the 3DMPWire project was presented, mainly its results. Visitors and potential customers, as well as future Partners, could see the Cu based wires, as a feedstock material for WAAM, manufactured as part of this project, printed structures (blocks) and the printed marine propeller.

Project Partners

Łukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Development of the Cu-based alloys
  • Development of production technology of feedstock materials for WAAM
  • Wire arc additive manufacturing at laboratory scale
  • Materials investigations

Ghent University

  • Corrosion-fatigue investigations
  • Tests of the prototypes in seawater environment
  • Educational activities

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

  • Material investigations
  • Mechanical proporties

Gefertec GmbH

  • Development of the production process parameters by means of 3DMP technology
  • Implementation of the results of the project (end user)
  • Manufacturing of the new products

Tecnalia Research and Innovation

  • Erosion tests
  • Non-destructive tests

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