Collaborative R&D Project 2016

Finishing of Additive Manufacturing Parts

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Are unconventional machining processes powerful alternatives to finish additive anufacturing parts?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Improved functionality like for instance aerodynamics due to additively manufactured parts
  • Hard to machine alloys and filigree structures that tend to oscillate during conventional finishing


  • Compare different additive manufacturing techniques as well as unconventional processes for finishing of parts by experimental analysis
  • Identify most suitable process chains for finishing of different features (in terms of costs/process time)