Multi-material 3D printer dedicated to production of solid metal and galvanic alloys parts, as well as metal-polymer hybrid elements using developed coupled technology of metal electrodeposition and photopolymerization of polymer resins.
Principal investigator: MSc. Eng. Maciej Pilch
Obtained funds: 1 470 000 PLN
Project duration: Start day: 01.01.2022 – End day: 01.01.2025
Short description of the project:
The main objective of the Project is to develop device for multi-material 3D printing of solid metal and galvanic alloys details , as well as metal-polymer hybrid elements using developed coupled technology of metal electrodeposition and photopolymerization of polymer resins. The basic assumption of the project is to develop budget 3D printing device that allows you to print:
- Three-dimensional solid metal details (solid metal structure is created directly in the 3D printing process, without the need for annealing in a furnace as part of post-production processing);
- Three-dimensional galvanic metal alloys details (some of the galvanic metal alloys show the features of metallic glasses, which allows to postulate that three-dimensional details made of them will be characterized by very good mechanical properties significantly exceeding solid metal details);
- Three-dimensional hybrid metal-polymer parts. The hybrid elements produced by this technique consist of metal and polymer parts joined together during the 3D printing process and are characterized by increased strength-to-weight ratio up to 40% compared to solid metal details.
- The target group in this project are manufacturers of 3D printers, companies from the chemical industry and training centers.