Project Description

Flexirapidman projecte Eurecat

The FLEXRAPIDMAN project aims at the development and maturation of flexible and rapid manufacturing technologies for mobility sub-sectors, such as air or road transport, as well as researching on design methodologies for additive manufacturing, including generative design and the topological optimization of the components.

In the field of aeronautics, the research will focus on studying the feasibility of the production of aircraft parts, currently mechanized, by additive printing using the SLM technique (Sintering Laser Melting and, promoting the use of the ISF technology (Incremental Sheet Forming) for manufacturing 3D parts, tools and sensors for aeronautical systems by means of additive electronic printing.

As part of the automotive research line, the project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of the sensorization and manufacturing of auxiliary tools by LMD (Laser Metal Deposition), manufacture closed foaming moulds with FDM technology (Fused Deposition Modelling), use the ISF technology (Incremental Sheet Forming) for the development of 3D pieces with advanced steels or the DMLS technology (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) for the manufacture of stamping dies. We will also investigate the printing of extensor gels by means of print electronics.

General details


FLEXRAPIDMAN – Maturation and development of efficient manufacturing technologies, fast and flexible, applied to the mobility sector

Project reference

CDTI IDI-2017 1014

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the call CIEN 2017 of CDTI (Centre for Technological and Industrial Development) and cofunded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

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