Aerosint and partners focus on multi-material AM in Win2Wal project

February 4, 2021

Win2Wal hopes to bolster Wallonia utilising Aerosint’s new multi-material technology (Courtesy Aerosint)

Over the next four years, Aerosint, based in Liege, Belgium, joined by CRM Group, also in Liege, and the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), will participate in the Win2Wal project. The collaboration aims at researching the compatibility of dissimilar metals for multi-material Additive Manufacturing.

The Win2Wal research programme hopes to bolster the economic development in the Belgian region of Wallonia by fostering links between organisations in different stages of production and meeting identified industrial needs likely to lead to the further development of projects for the winning Walloon company.

In March 2020, Aerosint utilised Aconity3D’s AM machine, based in Herzogenrath, Germany, to additively manufacture its first dual-metal piece with its new multi-metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technology. This already won the two companies first prize in the ‘Materials’ category of the 3D Pioneers Challenge, an international design competition for AM processes and advanced technology.

Now, with the collaboration of CRM Group and UCLouvain, Aerosint hopes to establish a methodology to assess the processability and performance of various material combinations through modelling and experimentation. This methodology will be used to optimise the processing conditions to obtain sound interfaces within the additively manufactured multi-material component, thereby enhancing its mechanical and physical performances.

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