The university is currently working with polymer technology as an alternative to conventional manufacturing methods and materials. The acquisition of the Addilan machine allows them to offer an additive manufacturing system in metal with materials such as steel, titanium alloys, superalloys and aluminium alloys. In addition, with WAAM technology the part is generated at a higher speed, which allows large parts to be manufactured in a short time. Manufacturing times are therefore reduced, improving the profitability of production processes.
The opportunity to create parts in different metal alloys and of larger dimensions has allowed them to broaden their horizons and provide specialist services to industrial sectors with a high technological component where polymer technology did not meet the demanding requirements.
The multiple advantages that this first Addilan machine incorporates into their production processes has also led to them assessing the possibility of working in what will be new fields for them, such as the hybridisation of materials.