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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
ToMax: Toolless Manufacturing of Complex Structures
Year:2015
Research Areas
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Abstract

Lithography based additive manufacturing technologies (L-AMT) are capable of fabricating parts with excellent surface quality, good feature resolution and precision. ToMax aims at developing integrated lithography-based additive manufacturing systems for the fabrication of ceramic parts with high shape complexity. The focus of the project is to unite industrial know-how in the field of software development, photopolymers and ceramics, high-performance light-sources, system integration, life cycle analysis, industrial exploitation and rewarding end-user cases.

The consortium will provide 3D-printers with high throughput and outstanding materials and energy efficiency. The project is clearly industrially driven, with 8 out of 10 partner being SMEs or industry.

Targeted end-use applications include ceramics for aerospace engineering, medical devices and energy efficient lighting applications. The consortium is aiming to exploit disruptive applications of L-AMT by developing process chains beyond the current state of the art, with the dedicated goal to provide manufacturing technologies for European Factories of the Future.
By relying on L-AMT, ToMax the following objectives are targeted:
(1) ToMax will provide methods which are 75% more material efficient with respect to traditional manufacturing
(2) Are 25% more material efficient with respect to current AMT approaches by using computational modelling to optimize geometries and by providing recyclable wash-away supports.
(3) ToMax will provide methods which are 35% more energy efficient that current AMT approaches by developing 50% faster thermal processing procedures.
(4) Incorporate recycling for the first time in L-AMT of engineering ceramics

Overall, the consortium will provide innovative, resource efficient manufacturing processes. ToMax will develop energy-efficient machinery and processes, with a focus on manufacturing of alumina, silicon nitride and cermet parts with high shape complexity.

International
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Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Granting date
19/11/2014
Participants
  • Director: Andres Diaz Lantada (UPM)
  • Participante: Adrian De Blas Romero (UPM)
  • Participante: Enrique Chacon Tanarro (UPM)
  • Participante: Javier Echavarri Otero (UPM)
  • Participante: Juan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: No seleccionado
  • Grupo de Investigación: GI-IM: Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Máquinas
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