INTEGRADDE – Intelligent Data-Driven Pipeline for the Manufacturing of Certified Metal Parts Through Direct Energy Deposition Processes..
Technological Centre: AIMEN
Sector: aeronáutico, metalmecánico, automoción
Clients and/or partners: AIMEN CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO (Spain); LIMITSTATE LIMITED (United Kingdom); THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD (United Kingdom); ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH (Germany); ATOS SPAIN SA (Spain); COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES (France); INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUE JULES VERNE (France); MX3D BV (Netherlands); LOIRETECH INGENIERIE (France); LOIRETECH MAUVES (France); FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO (Poland); IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE (United Kingdom); BUREAU VERITAS SERVICES (France); INDUST RECHERCH PROCEDES APPLICAT LASER ASSOCIATION IREPA LASER (France); HOGSKOLAN VAST (Sweden); NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL (Spain); GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB (Sweden); DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V. (Germany); ARCELORMITTAL INNOVACION INVESTIGACION E INVERSION SL (Spain); UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA (Portugal); DATAPIXEL SL (Spain); CORDA – ORODJARNA PROIZVODNJA TRGOVINA IN STORITVE DOO (Slovenia); DGH ROBOTICA, AUTOMATIZACION Y MANTENIMIENTO INDUSTRIAL SA (Spain); PANEPISTIMIO PATRON (Greece); BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON (United Kingdom); PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA (Italy); ESI GROUP (France).
Start and End Date: Oct 2018 – Sep 2022
Call for proposals: H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018(GA No. 820776)
R+D+i area: Advanced manufacturing
AIMEN leads the INTEGRADDE project, which is formed by a consortium of 26 partners from 11 countries. This initiative pursues one of the European Commission’s fundamental objectives: to advance in Industry 4.0 by deploying additive manufacturing technology within the European industrial environment under real manufacturing conditions.
With INTEGRADDE we are looking to develop and implement a global control system that will enable the entire manufacturing system to be interconnected, from the design right through to the standardised manufacturing of the pieces, therefore permitting the implementation of a new and faster manufacturing model with zero defects.
The members of the consortium will also create a network that will provide support to companies that are considering incorporating additive manufacturing technology in their industrial processes. AIMEN is involved in this network thanks to their introduction of a pilot line, which is based on the use of Laser additive manufacturing processes (LAM), and they will lead the design and deployment of new control systems in a closed-loop, as well as being involved in implementing a data pipeline that connects the different stages of manufacturing.
The project will focus on producing medium/large-size metal parts using 3D printing, predominantly for the aeronautical, metal-mechanical, automotive and civil construction sectors. The progress will be tested by GKN Aeroespace, ArcelorMittal, MX3D Loiretech and Corda.
GKN Aeroespace will use the INTEGRADDE technology to produce components for commercial aircraft engines; ArcelorMittal will use it to manufacture large pieces for steel manufacturing processes; MX3D (the company that created the first metal bridge manufactured by additive manufacturing) will use it for civil construction solutions; and firms such as Loiretech and Corda will use it to manufacture moulds and tools that will be used to produce parts for the aeronautical and automotive sectors, respectively.