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Novel ALL-IN-ONE machines, robots and systems for affordable, worldwide and lifetime Distributed 3D hybrid manufacturing and repair operations

Objective

From aeronautics to oil&gas, complex metal parts embrace major challenges across their lifecycles from the green field intensive manufacturing to the numerous maintenance and repairing operations worldwide distributed. The synergic combination of additive and subtractive processes could overcome individual shortcomings, going beyond the simple succession of steps. 'Plug and produce' modular approach is a key factor to success for such hybridization.

In this scenario, 4D will deliver 4 disruptive breakthroughs:
• A set of four elementary modules specifically designed for AM that embed the control and monitoring systems which can be integrated on new or existing concepts of machines and robots to realize different processes ranging from the DED (powder and wire) to ablation and cold spray;
• A new concept of CNC, constituting a high level sw layer which can be integrated on the top of commercial CNCs, and it is conceived as open to embed portions of the 4D modules control;
• A validated process model to fully exploit the synergistic interactions among elementary processes;
• A dedicated 4D Engineering CAD/CAE/CAM Platform, which covers the lifecycle of the reference product family where multiple processes and hybrid resources are integrated for the (re)manufacturing stage.
Innovation will be physically demonstrated at three possible levels of hybridization:
• Modules - Small hybrid modules, integrated on new special machines, focusing on portable units for certified in-situ repair operations;
• Hybrid Machines – Hybridization on existing robots and machines;
• Production lines - Hybridization of a flexible production line focusing on new concepts for AM mass production.
Potential impact:
>30% lifecycle cost reduction, unprecedented possibility to customise process applications by combining several processes on several different machines, concrete business perspective supported by detailed business plan with deep market and cost analysis: payback 3y ROI>20%

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PRIMA ELECTRO SPA
Address
Strada Carignano 48 2
10024 Moncalieri
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 443 750

Participants (19)

3D NEW TECHNOLOGIES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Corso Re Umberto 54
10128 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMAU FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 438 125
Address
5-7 Rue Albert Einstein Za Trappes Elancourt
78190 Trappes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 307 187,50
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOORD SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Impasse Des Prairies 12
1774 Cousset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEEN BULL SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Pretorio 11
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRIMA POWER LASERDYNE LLC
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
8600 109Th Avenue North 400
55316 Champlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 213 750
Address
Largo Caleotto 1
23900 Lecco Lc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 421 562,50
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 715 000
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL TECHNEGROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 520 625
Address
4 Carisbrooke Court Buckinway Business Park Anderson Road
CB24 4UQ Swavesey Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTOMEC, INC.
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
3911 Singer Blvd.ne
87109 Albuquerque
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GE MARMARA TECHNOLOGY CENTER MUHENDISLIK HIZMETLERI LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 188 750
Address
Istanbul Sariyer Maslak Mah. E. Buyukdere Cad. Orj Ism. No. 27 K. 6-7
34485 Maslak
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBOTICS INDUSTRIES SA

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Riale Righetti
6503 Bellinzona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 407 500
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MCI BENELUX SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Boulevard Du Souverain 280
1160 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMTEID GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 250
Address
Auf Den Hochackern 5
92224 Amberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)