CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing

Functionally graded Additive Manufacturing scaffolds by hybrid manufacturing

Objective

Additive Manufacturing (AM) market has grown with trends higher than 20% every year in the last 10 years. Their fast uptake is due to different innovative factors such as no shape limits in manufacturing process, full customisation on the single artefact, localised production and no waste material. In particular the ability to print any shape allows to design the products not following the constricting conventional manufacturing processes but just focalising on their function. This “Design for Function” feature is one of the main drivers for AM uptake on a wider scale production and the limited number of “functional” materials that can be printed or the limit in controlling gradient and surface properties are showing to be an important barrier. This is particularly true in manufacturing of tissue engineering (TE) scaffolds where the technology has a promising growth over the last decade. Scaffolds production for tissue regeneration is one of the main fields where the “Design for Function” feature of AM make the difference relative to the other production techniques if in the production process all the needed “Functions” can be introduced: mechanics, geometry (porosity and shape), biomaterial, bio-active molecules and surface chemical groups.
The FAST project aims to integrate all these “Functions” in the single AM process.
This integration will be obtained by the hybridisation of the 3D polymer printing with melt compounding of nanocomposites with bio-functionalised fillers directly in the printing head and atmospheric plasma technologies during the printing process itself. Final objective of the project is to realize a demonstrator of the proposed hybrid AM technology in order to achieve a small pilot production of scaffolds for bone regeneration with the novel smart features to be tested in some in-vivo trials.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Address

Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 Md Maastricht

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 953 500

Participants (8)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 507 875

NADIR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 932 750

GESIM GESELLSCHAFT FUR SILIZIUM-MIKROSYSTEME MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 726 000

PROLABIN & TEFARM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 422 500

ABALONYX AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 268 750

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 805 625

POLYVATION BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 625

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 50 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 685825

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.2.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.5.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 916 750

  • EU contribution

    € 4 916 750

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

This project is featured in...