Funded innovation projects [12/13] Photonics4STiP
PIMAP4Sustainability is happy to present the innovation project Photonics4STiP, issued from the collaboration between VLM Robotics, France and Weldmetrix, Austria
The project leads to the adoption of a manufacturing process new to the company for large aerospace titanium parts.
This laser process is a key element for strengthen the sustainability and resilience of ASD sectors. Photonics4STiP leads to the development of a new product by VLM-Robotics (titanium laser additive manufacturing cell).
Within DED technologies, Aeronautics needs laser fusion for large Ti parts, which involves dealing with 3 issues:
- maintain an inert atmosphere during the additive manufacturing of Ti parts
- control the focal point of the laser during the process to be sure to melt the wire perfectly
- manage the stick-out or the distance between the head and the last thread deposit during the whole process.