Mineral resin fast additive manufacturing
The project aims to develop an innovative 3D printing process, combined with an impregnation of polymer resin. This hybridisation of processes will allow the manufacturing of complex tooling with the same level of properties as tooling processed with conventional techniques.
The project achieved a major step forward with the installation at IRT Jules Verne of the VOXELJET VX200 Binder Jetting machine for the manufacture of the first 3D impregnated specimens in January 2019. In the second half of 2019, LOIRETECH will host a high-capacity machine. The development phase of the demonstrator parameters will then begin.
Watch the video of the FARAMIR project (in French only):
- Low cost raw material
- Fast processing
- An estimated economic gain of 50%
- FARAMIR is the first project developed as part of the “Accès PME” programme, a support programme for innovative SMEs in the Grand Ouest area, launched by IRT Jules Verne and the EMC2 competitiveness cluster.
- Metal processes
- Composite processes