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Large Additive Subtractive Integrated Modular Machine

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723600

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 868 262,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 868 262,50

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING

Belgium

Objective

The LASIMM project aim is to develop a large scale flexible hybrid additive/subtractive machine based on a modular architecture which is easily scalable. The machine will feature capabilities for additive manufacture, machining, cold-work, metrology and inspection that will provide the optimum solution for the hybrid manufacturing of large engineering parts of high integrity, with cost benefits of more than 50% compared to conventional machining processes.
For large scale engineering structures material needs to be deposited at a relatively high rate with exceptional properties and excellent integrity. To ensure this the machine is based on wire + arc additive manufacture for the additive process. A unique feature of the machine will be the capability for parallel manufacturing featuring either multiple deposition heads or concurrent addition and subtraction processes. To facilitate parallel manufacturing the machine architecture is based on robotics. To ensure that the surface finish and accuracy needed for engineering components is obtained for the subtractive step a parallel kinematic motion robot is employed. This robot is also used for application of cold work by rolling between passes. This ensures that material properties can be better than those of forged material.
A key part of this project is the development of ICT infrastructure and toolboxes needed to programme and run the machine. The implementation of parallel manufacturing is extremely challenging from a software perspective and this will be a major activity within the project.
To deliver this extremely demanding and ambitious project a well-balanced expert team has been brought together. There are ten partners comprising six companies, two Universities and two research institutes. Two of the companies are SMEs and there are three end users from the renewable energy, construction and aerospace sectors. The consortium also features the whole of the supply chain needed to produce such a machine.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING

Address

Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 437 875

Participants (10)

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 472,15

FOSTER + PARTNERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 447 875

VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 410 175,20

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 617 216,40

GLOBAL ROBOTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 563 125

LOXIN 2002 SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 665 523,75

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 925

DELCAM LTD

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 270 330

AUTODESK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 770 745

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723600

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 868 262,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 868 262,50

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING

Belgium