Additive Manufacturing

Laboratory

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing is a process of adding materials to manufacture parts layer by layer directly from 3D digital model data, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies (ASTM F2792). Any complex parts out of plastics, metals, ceramics or composites can be additively manufactured directly from computer models. Therefore, Additive Manufacturing is considered to be the cornerstone of Industry 4.0.

 

Additive Manufacturing Lab (AML) at SU-IMC covers almost all the Additive Manufacturing Technologies. However, it focuses more on metal, high performance plastic, composite and hybrid Additive Manufacturing processes. The AML aims to develop novel Additive Manufacturing Technologies by improving and enhancing existing processes as well as developing new hybrid processes for manufacturing multifunctional complex parts. The AML researches and develops in all the aspects of Additive Manufacturing Technologies from design, path planning and optimization, process development to testing and characterization. The AML provides solutions for all industries from aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy to medical.

 

Additive Manufacturing Lab (AML) at SU-IMC is able to manufacture any complex parts in metal (SS, Nickel, Titanium and Aluminum alloys) and composite materials such as carbon, fiberglass and kevlar composites. Additive Manufacturing Lab (AML) at SU-IMC also has several hybrid process machine which can perform multi-axis milling operations besides multi-axis laser deposition process. The lab also has a custom-made large-area  robotic composite/polymer and multi-axis milling system and The AML has several post processing and  post treatment processes such as heat treatment oven, double column bandsaw and sandblasting cabinets.

 

 

OUTPUTS

The AML aims to develop novel Additive Manufacturing Technologies by improving and enhancing existing processes as well as developing new hybrid processes for manufacturing multifunctional complex parts. The AML researches and develops in all the aspects of Additive Manufacturing Technologies from design, path planning and optimization, process development to testing and characterization.

 

 

TARGET SECTORS/AREAS

The AML provides solutions for all industries from aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy to medical.

 

 

EQUIPMENTS

-          EOS M290 Selective Laser Melting Machine

-          DMG Mori Seiki Lasertec 65 3D Hybrid Process Machine

-          Custom Robotic Large-Area Composite-Milling Hybrid System

-          Nabertherm Heat Treatment Furnace

-          Saykar Sandblasting SK1000

-          Kesmak KYS 400 x 600 Double Column Bandsaw