FLEX – Flexible and Adaptive Operations in Metal Production
Metal production is facing major economic and environmental challenges globally. The main requirements for competitiveness in the future are the capability to response flexibly to changing demands and the ability to produce metal at high cost-efficiency with a reduced environmental load. These demands cannot be met with the existing operational paradigm, but require the...
The practical handbook on 3D-printing methods and tools was created as a result of DIMECC MANU program. The handbook enhances the adoption of 3D-printing technology in companies by introducing methods, tools and good examples for 3D-printing.
Welding opens new possibilities to utilize 3D-printing in industrial applications
The research done in FIMECC MANU program revealed that 3D-printed metal objects can be welded with good quality. The result ensures the fully utilisation of 3D-printing technology in production offering totally new opportunities and significant savings.
Industrial internet revolutionises the monitoring of metal and steel manufacturing processes
Sapotech Oy successfully applies the latest laser and imaging technologies, machine vison and industrial internet for automated online monitoring, analysis, imaging and documentation of high temperature metallurgical processes. This advanced technology, initially developed in FIMECC ELEMET program, induces yearly savings of potentially millions of euros for a single steel...