EXPAMET

General information

ICON project
Started: 01/07/2013, Duration: 24 months
Status: Ended
Program: STREAM
Project contact: Jonas Van Vaerenbergh (LayerWise)

Consortium

Industry: 3D Systems Leuven - LaywerwiseMaterialise

Knowledge institutions: KU Leuven

The focus of the Expamet ICON project is to improve the productivity of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) process on two lightweight alloys.

Additionally, the project will look at ways to improve the final product quality for parts made in the selected alloys by process monitoring and improving repeatability of the process and post-processing.

This project is part of:

STRuctural Engineering materials (metals, plastics, composites) processed by means of additive manufacturing (AM) result in light weight parts with a high freedom of design, complex geometries and customer specific features. The AM-process performance is determined by the printing material properties, the printing parameters and the supporting monitoring and simulating software tools.

General information

Started: 01/12/2013
Theme: Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials
Program manager: Giovanni Vleminckx (Materialise)