Start Date: October 2016 – September 2019
Development of an advanced hybrid additive and subtractive system based on laser cladding, using both wire and powder raw material, together with 5 axes machining. The new system was successfully incorporated in a large scale gantry platform and also a medium sized milling machine enabling the automated repair of high value engineering components.
Development of new interchangeable process tools;
Development of a suite of easy to use CAM software for prescriptive and adaptive repair.
Development and validation of hybrid DED process simulation tools.
Integrate the technology in two new platforms;
Demonstrate the benefits of the approach for the repair of industrial demonstrators;
The new system provides a flexible, automated, cost effective and repeatable solution for the repair of complex high value engineering components which can be integrated in a wide range of machine platforms and readily configures for the particular application.
Manufacturing Technology centre (MTC), Gudel, GF Machining Solutions,Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (HMT), The Welding Institute (TWI), Fraunhofer IPT, BCT, Picasoft, ESI, Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF),Weir Group, Siemens, European Welding Federation (EWF).
EU - H2020 / FoF1 – 2016 / Project: 723917
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement H2020–FoF-2016- 723917-OPENHYBRID.