Name of organisation in original language UPV-EHU
Postal address ETS Ingeniería de Bilbao; C/ Alda Urquijo s/n 48013 Bilbao (Bizkaia)
Country SPAIN
Contact e-mail
Category Research and development
Activity description The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), particularly the High Performance Manufacturing Group of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, has been investigating in additive manufacturing processes with metallic materials since 2004. During these years the Group has participated in R&D&I projects framed in all kinds of technological readiness levels, from basic research in additive manufacturing processes (TRL3) to development and set-up of hybrid machines (TRL7). The lines of research are focused on mechanical characterization of additive parts, on numerical and thermal simulations, on process control, as well as on programming software for LMD machine paths, among others. Concerning the equipment, the Group has different working systems in two of the most common additive manufacturing technologies for metallic material such as 5 axis LMD and SLM process, as well as sensors and measuring equipment to verify manufactured parts.