A Productive, Affordable and Reliable solution for large scale manufacturing of metallic components by combining laser-based ADDItive and Subtractive processes with high Efficiency

Key Info

Basic Information

01.10.2016 to 31.05.2020
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Machine Tools, Machine Data Analytics and NC-Technology
European Commission EC

Research partner

    • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation
    • Ibarmia Innovatek S.L.
    • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    • Precitec GmbH & Co. KG
    • GKN Aerospace Norway AS
    • Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin
    • Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

The main objective of the project is the further development of hybrid production systems and thus the combination of additive processing - for example laser deposition welding - and subtractive processing - for example milling and turning. In the project, CAx technologies, intelligent components and monitoring and control systems for the hybrid process will be developed. The aim is to achieve a synergetic combination:

  • High flexibility for CAM planning, the materials to be used, high material efficiency, high savings in material resources and the costs of LMD operations;
  • High accuracy, robustness and productivity of subtractive operations.