Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

The Most Advanced FDM

Software

Software for process monitoring and adaptive control of robot-based 3D printing technology.

3D printing robot

3D printing robot with adapted measuring and control systems for precise printing on complex (curved) surfaces or support structures.

Screw Extruder

Mobile screw-extruder printing head with integrated sensors and dynamic exchange of plasticizing unit for the processing of various polymers and polymer composites.

Introduction

We create a 3D-Printer consisting of a screw extruder and an industrial robot to which a print head is attached. Various sensors send data to an artificial intelligence that adjusts printing parameters in order to print on difficult surfaces, large volumes, and with 6 axes.

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Market

The use of additive manufacturing technologies by the industry have been growing at a fast pace, with the value of this market growing from 3.1 Billion Dollars in 2013 to 6.4 Billion Dollars in 2016. It is expected that it will jump to 21 Billion by 2021. This is driven partially by the many advantages of this technology, like freedom of shape (geometries which cannot be achieved by other production methods), individualized production, fast prototype development cycles, resource efficiency, among others.

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Companies

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Experts

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Consortium

Team of the Adaptive Additive Manufacturing Project

The project A2M is a bilateral collaborative R&D Project with German and Czech partners. It is funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany) and the TACR (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic).

consider it GmbH

Consider it is an employment agency for IT leaders, and contributes in R&D projects targeting blockchain, AI, M2M communication, and edge computing. Out of these projects we found start-ups.

SVOTT Ltd.

We are a team of specialists focused on providing services for car-design development. Our skills in design, DM, A-class surfacing, prototyping using 3D print and other technologies are the basis to our aim to keep up with the newest trends and technologies.

Pumacy Technologies AG

PUMACY is an expert in smart data analytics and visualization. With a special focus on industrial robotics and cyber-physical-systems, PUMACY provides integrated concepts and solutions for Industrie 4.0 applications.

The Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation

Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation is a research center of Technical University of Liberec. Research programs are focused on material research and competitive engineering with an emphasis on the usability of the research and development results in practice.

Fraunhofer

The Fraunhofer is a research institute that focuses on the generative manufacturing of plastic components, the development of semi-finished products made of endless fiber- reinforced thermoplastics, and the development of function- integrating plastic components.