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  • Robotic cell for the construction of large components by concentric wire deposition

    Large 3D metal printing by laser cladding in wire: 6 degree robotic cell (gdl) with a turntable and additional tilt (2 gdl) for the construction of large components (up to approximately 1m3 in volume) at high deposition rates of up to 6kg/h. Possibility of depositing in external structures with a material cost similar to the arch (WAAM) with free path generation. Possibility of depositing and investigating the 3D geometries generated in any thread material. In addition to this asset, Tekniker includes structural calculation capabilities (topological optimization), material analysis (optical and electronic microscopy), 5-axis machining operations, thermal treatments, surface coatings and the generation of deposition paths for robots suitable for concentric powder and wire technology. Additionally, specimens and components can be manufactured in oxygen reactive materials due to the bag system that generates an atmosphere in inert gas due to overpressure.

      MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

    • Bag system for atmosphere control
    • Closed loop geometric control system
    • Fibre laser 4kW
    • Robot and table with 8 degrees of freedom for components up to 1m3. CAM for robot path generation
    • Wire deposition head

    Fields of application

    AM Digital Chain.

    AM process validation

    AM/3D Printing Process

    Design for AM and Digital pre-processing

    Post process

    Supporting technologies and processes

    SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET

    Construction of large 3D geometries

    Testing of large three-dimensional components manufacturing (>300mm) at high deposition rates on various air-reacting materials using wire-based LMD technology

    Control system development

    Development of closed loop control systems for geometric and thermal control of deposited material.

    Demonstration / Approach

    Demonstrator of large component construction by concentric wire deposition in advanced/new materials and oxygen reactive materials

    Development of wire based LMD technology, equipment and machinery

    Development, testing and validation of special equipment and technology (heads, optics) for deposition in special environments or geometries. Adaptation of machinery for hybridization using wire-based technology.

    Process development

    Development of deposition parameters and strategies for new metal alloys. Testing (metallography, fatigue, mechanical characterization, etc.).

    Training

    Practical training in the whole process (design, calculation, material analysis, process, coatings, NDT) of construction of large components by concentric wire deposition.

    ENTITY MANAGING THE ASSET

    FUNDACIÓN TEKNIKER
    Contact person:
    Carlos Soriano