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Customisation in the automotive industry

Group: Design for Digital Fabrication

Project: AMaTUC Twinning Project

Improving part customisation for the automotive industry & improving European Additive Manufacturing

3 Years (2016 - 2019)

€660,000

Ian Campbell

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Overview

During the next three years, this project aims to raise the European state-of-the-art in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM).

The project will look especially at improving Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) processes to manufacture customised parts for the automotive industry.

The consortium will also analyse and define how to integrate AM technologies with suitable rapid tooling methods for small to medium volume production of plastic parts or metal parts, as well as complex parts made from composite materials.

For the coordinator TUCN, the project will support the automotive and customised products industries representing the majority of the Romanian manufacturing sector, employing 28% of the national workforce.

At the European level, the project's results will also increase the innovation potential and sustainably diversify the products/services portfolio of the targeted industries.

http://www.amatuc.com/

Please contact Dr Ian Campbell for more information.