last updated 13/07/2021


Polymer Filaments for Additive Manufacturing of Industrial Components

The project focuses on progressing the state-of-the-art of extrusion-based 3D printing production chain based on the requirements from large, structural applications.

The FLAMINCO consortium wants to establish the fundamental know-how to develop an economically viable production chain for extrusion-based additive manufacturing of small series of large structural thermoplastic products. This provides a future economic alternative to small series extrusion, injection moulding, manual modelling or other standard production technologies avoiding high tooling costs and long lead times. Driven by the representative industrial case of building components, FLAMINCO resolves barriers within the whole production chain, from development of cost effective additives, compounds and filaments with optimal properties, their 3D printing on open source printers with optimal parameters and predictable quality, semi-automated post-processing and the functional validation of the final product.

Research Program overview

The SIM research program STREAM is an acronym for STRuctural Engineering materials through Additive Manufacturing: 3D printing of structural materials by increasing the knowledge base about additive manufacturing of polymers and metals, with emphasis on the material properties.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/12/2013