AMEXCI’s R&D Team and Engineers always seek for improving the manufacturing qualities of AM components and processes and is currently conducting internal R&D projects in Metal AM, on EOS M290 and Aconity Midi machines.
Two important areas of the development are the surface roughness and geometrical features of components, where AMEXCI investigates and customizes tailor-made parameters.
Polymer AM has long ago shifted from prototyping to industrial end products thanks to novel advancements regarding AM processes and materials. By keeping our Polymer AM knowledge up-to-date, we aim at finding solutions for polymer applications in various industries such as aerospace, automotive, and robotics.
AMEXCI is investigating and developing a Quality Assurance System using Deep Learning to add intelligence in the Additive Manufacturing workflow using the large quantities of data generated therein.
By collecting and correlating the data coming out of the AM process, the basic idea is to get the system to identify potential defects and define what those defects could be.
AMEXCI’s AI development goal is ultimately to create a much more resource efficient and reliable qualification process that eases a company’s way into serial production.
Together with external corporate R&D departments, in particular at our shareholding companies, we conduct co-funded Research projects where the main idea is to bring various business areas that share similar challenges but with different perspectives, together to learn from each other’s experiences and work towards a shared comprehensive output.
Multi-owner projects cover any aspect of AM, from cost optimization of an AM process to market research on one specific AM technology. Through multi-owner projects, AMEXCI and participating shareholder companies join forces to get AM use even more applicable to any production case.
Development of a high strength Aluminum powder for printing with Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) technology.
Short-term project with the aim of increasing material performance by adding graphene to AM metal powders.
Evaluation of parts printed with Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) focusing on the effects of “Hirtisation” on the surface of the parts, and resulting mechanical properties.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Investigation of the long-term effects from exposure of AM metal powders in the work environment by particle measurements and toxicity evaluation.
Investigation of potential health risks with 3D printing among AM operators and professionals.
IntDemo – Flygplan
Development of a qualified airplane structural part in Titanium and evaluation of its performance.