General information

ICON project
Started: 01/10/2017, Duration: 36 months
Status: Ended
Program: STREAM
Project contact: Johan Pauwels (Deceuninck)


Industry: Deceuninck, MaterialiseProviron

Knowledge institutions: KULeuven - CITKULeuven - WTK

Polymer Filaments for Additive Manufacturing of Industrial Components

The project focuses on progressing the state-of-the-art of extrusion-based 3D printing production chain based on the requirements from large, structural applications.

The FLAMINCO consortium wants to establish the fundamental know-how to develop an economically viable production chain for extrusion-based additive manufacturing of small series of large structural thermoplastic products. This provides a future economic alternative to small series extrusion, injection moulding, manual modelling or other standard production technologies avoiding high tooling costs and long lead times. Driven by the representative industrial case of building components, FLAMINCO resolves barriers within the whole production chain, from development of cost effective additives, compounds and filaments with optimal properties, their 3D printing on open source printers with optimal parameters and predictable quality, semi-automated post-processing and the functional validation of the final product.

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: Tom Craeghs (Materialise)