Ministry of Education, University and Research Department for Higher Education and Research
Directorate General for the Coordination, Promotion and Valorisation of Research
Notice for the presentation of industrial research and experimental development projects in the 12 Specialization Areas identified by the 2015-2020 NRP
Innovative solutions for the quality and sustainability of ADDitive manufacturing processes
SIADD project aims to improve the Additive Manufacturing processes of metallic and composite materials limited by low productivity and high costs. Moreover, the pieces, nowadays, so produced have high residual stresses and low quality – i.e., low repeatability, precision, and finish.
The number of materials processed with the Additive Manufacturing techniques is still small. It is also limited the awareness about production technologies and post-treatment effects. Also, the experience is still missing about the machining operations to finish a component into a finished product.
SIADD aims, also, to study economics, environmental, and socio sustainability of the AM process. Hence, the quality of the finished products and the process efficiency will measure the economic aspects. The production of pollutants or the consumption of resources will measure the environmental aspects. The operational well-being and process safety will measure the socio-organizational aspects.
Hence, the final goal of the project is to overcome all the gaps which still lie in the Additive Manufacturing process.