Application-related comparison of different 3D metal printing processes

The ComPrintMetal3D project aims to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Greater Region to guide additive manufacturing of metal components. There is a very strong dynamic and an increasing number of process options in this emerging manufacturing sector. This and a lack of overview make it difficult for SMEs, despite great interest in additive manufacturing, to choose the most economical manufacturing option efficiently. To make this possible, a step-by-step guide is created that addresses filament- and powder-based printing methods. First, the state of art is compiled in order to provide interested SMEs with the necessary information. Furthermore, samples are produced and examined using different methods in order to be able to determine basic material properties and compare them with each other. This creates a basis for all further investigations in the project.

Subsequently, the project partners select demonstration objects from the company partners' business areas in the consortium. These objects will serve as demonstrators for the project and will be additively manufactured. To demonstrate the full potential of additive manufacturing, the components will be investigated and optimized accordingly. In this way, the versatile application possibilities can be clarified, and the advantages of the manufacturing method can be shown to interested SMEs.
The knowledge gained will be made available to the general public free of charge during the project and disseminated in the consortium's existing networks.

Consortium Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, htw saar, Université du Luxembourg, Any-Shape S.A.
Duration October 2020 - December 2022
Supported by EU INTERREG Greater Region
Specific Goal 9 Promoting the innovation capacities of economic actors to increase the competitiveness of the Greater Region
Priority Axis 4 Increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Greater Region
Funding amount 1498451.78 €
Total ERDF amount 895382.21 €

Project Management

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wahl
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Wahl
Professor FB Umweltplanung/-technik - FR Maschinenbau


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