MX3D joins an European flagship project that seeks to revolutionize the incorporation of 3D printing of metal components to the industry
- INTEGRADDE, involving 26 partners from 11 countries and with a budget close to 17 million euros.
- INTEGRADDE seeks the real application of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in the European industrial environment. For this, it will develop a strategy of continuous and integral control of the processes of additive manufacturing, from product design to final verification.
Amsterdam, June 19th, 2019. – INTEGRADDE, involving 26 partners from 11 countries and with a budget close to 17 million euros. This initiative pursues one of the fundamental objectives of the European Commission, to advance in Industry 4.0 by deploying the technology of additive Manufacturing (3D printing) in the European industrial environment under real manufacturing conditions.
Manufacturing costs and the appearance of unpredictable defects in products and metal parts produced by additive manufacturing are preventing its adoption and deployment by the manufacturing industry of metal components. In short, a real implementation of 3D printing in the industry has not been achieved yet. Taking the leap to incorporate this technology in the industry, is the fundamental objective that INTEGRADDE project intends to achieve, through the development and implementation of a global control system that allows connecting the entire manufacturing process, from design to the manufacture of the pieces in a standardized form, allowing to implement a new manufacturing model, faster and with zero defects.
The project will focus on the production of metal parts of medium / large size, using 3D printing and aimed mainly at the aeronautical, metal-mechanical, automotive and civil construction sectors. In the first case, it will also bring a significant improvement of the processes currently used, since in the production of some parts, which are made by machining techniques, 90% of the necessary material can be wasted, and by additive manufacturing the raw material residue will be practically zero.