Project: MMO3D – Development of a robot-assisted multiaxial 3D printing procedure for composite materials
Project description and aims:
The main technological objective of the project is the development of a robot cell for the 3D printing of fiber reinforced lightweight materials (reinforced with carbon, glass, aramid, and natural fibers). The core of innovation is characterized by the adaption of a 6-axial robot arm with the extrusion technology and a fiber manipulator. This novel technology provides the 3D printing of geometrically complex parts using continuous fiber reinforced composite materials. Battery box for electric vehicles will be an object, where the new technology and its potential will be demonstrated. The robot cell is designed as a mobile unit and will be available for all partners for demonstration and learning purpose.
The overall strategic objective of the project is, on the promising fields of mechanical engineering and robotics, to connect competent R&D stakeholders and existing knowledge in the programme area and encourage the transfer of technology and expertise for developing new products, technologies and services, and thus contribute to improving economic cohesion, technological development, innovation and competitiveness in the programme area.
September 2016 – August 2019
Oprema Ravne, pnevmatika, hidravlika, orodja in tehnološke linije d.o.o. (Slo)
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences/CUAS (A)
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, Research area Wood & Paper Surface Technologies/W3C in St. Veit an der Glan (A)
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of electrical engineering/ULFE, Laboratory of robotics (Slo)
Roboteh d.o.o. (Slo)
The project "MMO3D” is supported via funding from the INTERREG programme V–A Slovenia – Austria (European Regional Development Fund/ERDF) at a rate of 85 % and from the Austrian province of Carinthia (Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund/KWF) at a rate of 15 %.