ReLed-3D Resource efficient flexible production in the automotive industry through additive metal manufacturing
|Coordinator||RISE IVF AB - Swerea IVF AB, Göteborg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 749 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - February 2021|
|Venture||FFI - Sustainable Production|
Purpose and goal
Increased demand for individualized products, increases interest in using additive manufacturing (AM) even for component manufacturing. This project addresses the complete value chain from design and design optimization to quality assurance; and aims to develop a methodology for design and resource efficient production of sustainable components by AM. The results will be demonstrated through an additively manufactured truck component. The focus will be on powder bed fusion techniques using selective laser melting (SLM).
Expected results and effects
The project ReLed-3D, will provide knowledge required for increased industrial use of AM in the automotive industry. The project´s impact and results are tied to the development of a discrete component, with an approach to guide the industrial way of working, in the entire product development chain. This will support a development of more complex and sustainable products, which can replace several components. A more efficient and sustainable manufacturing will be a long term effect, with less material waste, higher flexibility and shorter lead times.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has five technical work packages, WPs, and one management WP. The implementation of the ReLed-3D additive manufacturing, AM, project will follow the WPs, here described by short summaries: WP 1: Materials for automotive and AM, manufacturing and testing of materials WP 2: Design guidelines for AM, based on the case study component WP 3: Manufacturing strategy and post processing, from an optimized AM process WP 4: Quality assurance, with X-ray CT scanner WP 5: Cost models for AM, more fully described than today WP 6: Project management and dissemination