Development of a 3D printing solution for the carbide component industry.
To produce tools that require the hardness of tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co).
Two different technologies: Robocasting (R3D) and FFF
Formulation development of paste for R3D and filament for FFF
Iterative process by developing together FFF equipment and filament, in order to enhance the final printing quality
This project will solve the following issues
Geometric constraints in conventional manufacturing
Extensive number of machining steps, causing negative cost impact when producing small amounts of complex parts
High costs and highly technical / complex parts producing time
Need to recover raw material from machining to reprocessing
Production of small amounts of complex geometrical parts
Direct production from 3D design to the machine, with no use of pressing molds
Freedom in part’s design, allowing to explore new application markets
Focus on high added value products
Less time for product development