Toolless Manufacturing of Complex Structures
Lithography based Additive Manufacturing technologies (L-AMT) are capable of fabricating parts with excellent surface quality, good feature resolution and high precision.
ToMax is a European project (Horizon 2020, Factories of the Future) which aims at developing integrated lithography-based Additive Manufacturing systems for the fabrication of ceramic parts with high shape complexity.
Aim of the project
The focus of the project is to unite industrial know-how in the field of software development, photopolymers and ceramics, high performance light-sources, system integration, life cycle analysis, industrial exploitation and rewarding end-user cases. The consortium will provide 3D-printers with high throughput and outstanding materials and energy efficiency.
Targeted end-use applications include ceramics for aerospace engineering, medical devices and energy efficient lighting applications. The consortium is aiming to exploit disruptive applications of L-AMT by developing process chains beyond the current state of the art.