The aim of the project is the study and application of additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing) in the production technique of rotational moulding, specifically in the manufacture of tooling and tools (moulds). Furthermore, it is intended that the project will generate knowledge for the companies, and that it will ultimately lead to a series of competitive advantages that will strengthen them.
Knowledge of the most appropriate additive manufacturing techniques (3D printing) for the manufacture of the tools in question.
Identification of the required characteristics, in terms of additive manufacturing process, printing materials, required physical properties, etc. of the tools and tooling to be considered.
Knowledge of the behaviour of 3D printing materials suitable for producing the tools and tooling in question, together with the calibration of additive manufacturing equipment, in order to optimise tooling production.
To increase CETEM’s technical capabilities and knowledge in surface treatment and finishing processes applicable to parts obtained by additive manufacturing.
Solving the problem of developing large moulds by 3D printing.
Obtaining moulds on an industrial scale, enabling efficient production of final products.
To increase CETEM’s capabilities and knowledge of structural design in this type of applications.
Verification of the products generated, by means of different industrial tests and trials.
To strengthen CETEM’s technical capabilities in the areas of additive manufacturing, materials and production processes.