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Toolless Manufacturing of Complex Structures

Objective

Lithography based additive manufacturing technologies (L-AMT) are capable of fabricating parts with excellent surface quality, good feature resolution and precision. ToMax aims at developing integrated lithography-based additive manufacturing systems for the fabrication of ceramic parts with high shape complexity. The focus of the project is to unite industrial know-how in the field of software development, photopolymers and ceramics, high-performance light-sources, system integration, life cycle analysis, industrial exploitation and rewarding end-user cases.

The consortium will provide 3D-printers with high throughput and outstanding materials and energy efficiency. The project is clearly industrially driven, with 8 out of 10 partner being SMEs or industry.

Targeted end-use applications include ceramics for aerospace engineering, medical devices and energy efficient lighting applications. The consortium is aiming to exploit disruptive applications of L-AMT by developing process chains beyond the current state of the art, with the dedicated goal to provide manufacturing technologies for European Factories of the Future.
By relying on L-AMT, ToMax the following objectives are targeted:
(1) ToMax will provide methods which are 75% more material efficient with respect to traditional manufacturing
(2) Are 25% more material efficient with respect to current AMT approaches by using computational modelling to optimize geometries and by providing recyclable wash-away supports.
(3) ToMax will provide methods which are 35% more energy efficient that current AMT approaches by developing 50% faster thermal processing procedures.
(4) Incorporate recycling for the first time in L-AMT of engineering ceramics

Overall, the consortium will provide innovative, resource efficient manufacturing processes. ToMax will develop energy-efficient machinery and processes, with a focus on manufacturing of alumina, silicon nitride and cermet parts with high shape complexity.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 627 500

Participants (9)

IN-VISION DIGITAL IMAGING OPTICS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 280 750
Address
Industriestrasse 9/6
2353 Guntramsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITHOZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 431 875
Address
Mollardgasse 85A 2 1 64-69
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DESKARTES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 330 250
Address
Asentajankatu 5 A
00880 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYCLECO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 309 353
Address
Avenue Roger Salengro, 18
01500 Amberieux En Bugey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 313
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
R2M SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 320
Address
Via Fratelli Cuzio 42
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSRAM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 388 000
Address
Marcel Breuer Strasse 6
80807 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAUSCHERT HEINERSDORF - PRESSIG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 165 625
Address
Paul Ernst Metzler Strasse 1
96515 Judenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SYALONS NEWCASTLE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Stephenson Street Willington Quay
NE28 6TT Wallsend
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)