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CATEC develops additive manufacturing systems through Fused Deposition Modelling method


November 2nd 2016

The Centre is collaborating with the company SICNOVA in the implementation of this technology, which allows the creation of pieces and structures with less production costs, an important weight reduction, and more freedom of design


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CATEC is collaborating with the company SICNOVA, specializing in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, in the development of manufacturing systems through the Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) method. This is one of the various additive manufacturing processes our Centre is currently working with, which has become a benchmark in this field both its application in the aerospace industry, as well as other industries.

Like other additive manufacturing techniques, the Fused Deposition Modelling or FDM is a process used for the production of prototypes and parts on a small scale; through the joining of powdered layers that are solidifying after the laser application, following a pattern designed in 3D.

This technology is used increasingly in diverse industrial sectors because streamlines testing with small pieces, allowing the creation of structures and assemblies with lower production costs and a significant weight reduction, thanks to the great design possibilities that it offers, with very complex geometries. Specifically, the FDM is very useful for the creation of structures used in medical tissue engineering.

If you want to know more information about this technology, you can contact the Materials and Processes area through the mail: materiales@catec.aero.



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