General information

ICON project
Started: 01/04/2013, Duration: 36 months
Status: Ended
Program: STREAM
Project contact: Nadine Van de Velde (SIM)


Industry: EPSI, Materialise

Knowledge institutions: KU LeuvenSirris

To produce mechanical parts using Selective Laser Sintering of polymers, the porosity and anisotropy of such parts still has to be improved.

By optimizing process technology (monitoring, hardware and post-processing technology) this project aims at increasing density to a level that parts are reached with comparable mechanical properties as injection molded parts.

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)