A novel development in the value chain of metallic components manufactured by 3D printing, with the ultimate goal of establishing an efficient and simple methodology that enables the implementation of additive technology in aerospace and medicine.
The IMPULSO project («Investigation of 3D Printing for its industrial Validation and Connectivity in the Digital Environment») comes to an end after ten months of intensive work. Led by the Andalucia Aerospace Business Cluster, the consortium consists of three SMEs (Sevilla Control, Arsoft and Cubicoff) and two Innovative Business Groups (Andalusia Aerospace Cluster and the Innovative Cybersecurity and Advanced Technology Business Group).
The IMPULSO project consists in proposing a novel development in the value chain of metallic components produced by 3D printing, with the ultimate goal of establishing an efficient and simple methodology enabling the implementation of additive technology in the aerospace manufacturing chain initially enables and medicine in a second phase.
Yesterday, the consortium hosted an online results presentation day, attended mainly by representatives from the aerospace, industrial and technology sectors, who were able to learn about the work and the goals achieved during the development of the project.
3D printing metal fabrication
Among the main results of the project, the development of a methodology for the implementation of 3D printing metal fabrication in the aeronautical sector stands out, as well as the application of digitization solutions in an industrial environment as support for the operator and the generation of a digital twin of the production process to avoid these disruptive additives Bringing technology to maturity and creating robustness in the process.
Two phases have been established for the development of this program, the first phase focused on additive manufacturing in the aerospace sector and will end in August 2022, and the second phase, in which these methods and acquired knowledge will be applied to the medical sector presented and waiting for a solution.
About the consortium
Andalucia Aerospace Cluster is a private association created to represent all aerospace companies in Andalusia. Today it has more than 80 associated companies.
Sevilla Control (SC) is a Tier 2 aerospace company with 30 years of experience in the international aerospace sector, specializing in the machining of metal parts and the assembly of aeronautical structures with its 36 machining centers and auxiliary machines.
Cubicoff Open Engineering, an engineering company focused on providing engineered solutions to industry. Experts in integral management of industrial projects (PMP-PMI) for the vast majority of manufacturing sectors. Highly specialized pipelines and digital twins. With offices in Seville and Madrid, its activity is carried out at national and international level.
ARSoft is a company dedicated to the development of software based on augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies, whose mission is to democratize their use and achieve great successes in industry and medicine.
AEI Cybersecurity and Advanced Technologies is a cluster configured as a technological center specialized in cybersecurity, based in Castilla y León but with a national reach and international orientation and currently composed of about 80 members. He is promoter and coordinator of the Cybersecurity Innovation Hub, founded in 2018 together with INCIBE and the Junta de Castilla y León.