Objectives

The Project has two main objectives:

  • To develop and demonstrate a new concept of multiprocess production cell, with emphasis in the ICT gaps and exploiting the expertise and background of laser based manufacturing; and
  • To implement them at industrial level and validate them in real settings (pilot facilities) by manufacturing real parts allowing measurement of benefits.

The advances introduced in the integrated production cell will decisively contribute towards the following objectives:

  • To have more flexible and reconfigurable LBAM focused production cells.
  • To reduce the time to develop manufacturing procedure for new products.
  • To decrease the down time when SLM is the process implied in part production.
  • To increase the incomes coming from functional parts provided to industry in AM business bureaus.
  • To reduce overall costs for on-demand products.
  • To extend the types of components manufactured by LBAM.
  • To improve data management allowing a better monitoring of process data.

Challenges

HyProCell tackles both technological and industrial challenges, as it aims to implement lab validated technologies in industrial facilities.

HyProCell has direct technological and industrial impacts, as well as indirect environmental and social ones.

Impact

HyProCell has direct technological and industrial impacts, as well as indirect environmental and social ones. All of them are timely considering the need to increase Europe’s competitiveness in global markets, comply with environmental policies and creation of highly skilled jobs.

Innovation activities

The Project Innovation Activities are addressed through 8 Work Packages (WPs) to be executed over a 3 year period (1 Nov 2016 to 30 Oct 2019).

Progress

Currently, the HyProCell Consortium is dealing with the specifications, requirements and restrictions of/for the pilot facilities.