European Commission Seal of Excellence for Horizon 2020 project

R.B. commitment in searching innovative solutions in the field of Additive Manufacturing has recently been acknowledged by the European Community. In particular, the project “Development and Optimisation of 3D printing with new powder material” has been awarded with the Seal of Excellence, within the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.



Seal of Excellence

H2020 projects

Thanks to the constant commitment to Research and Development activities, MOLD&MOLD is successfully participating in two Horizon2020 projects financed by the European Community.

DREAM project
The first was started in 2016, in collaboration with public and private partners from six countries of the European Union (Eos, Ferrari and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, just to name a few). The project has made it possible to develop Powder Bed Fusion technology (titanium, aluminum and steel powder laser fusion), thereby obtaining significant improvements in performance in terms of speed, costs, material use and reliability.

POWDER project
The second project was presented at the end of 2017 and is related to the development of a special powder to expand the target of customers who could potentially benefit from SLM technology. In this way, it will be possible to extend the benefits connected to the presence of conformal cooling channels (reduction in the cycle time and greater production efficiency) also to those customers that up until now were excluded. In February 2018, MOLD&MOLD was awarded the first phase of project financing by the European Community, and is currently developing the second phase.

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26th FAKUMA - October 16–20, 2018 Friedrichshafe

Fakuma Friedrichshafe
International trade fair for plastics processing.

More than 1800 exhibitors will present their international offers at the leading technical event on a world-wide level for the processing of industrial plastics. Fakuma will take place in the Friedrichshafen exhibition center between October 16 and 20, 2018.

Attention will be focused on the most recent technologies that promise highly advantageous benefits as well as processes and instruments for efficient plastic processing using injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming and 3D printing.

More efficient molds with "Selective Laser Melting"

Why are our molds more efficient?

Thanks to Selective Laser Melting, we are able to create molds that have special internal channels that guarantee extremely quick cooling of the obtained part. An extraordinary result, which makes it possible to drastically reduce cycle times and increase plant production volumes in an inversely proportional manner.

Based on the Additive Manufacturing principle, which is commonly known as 3D printing, SLM makes it possible to eliminate traditional manufacturing constraints, offering the designer maximum freedom in terms of the implementability of shapes and the complexity of geometries.

With respect to conventional methods, which are based on in-mold casting or the removal of material from a raw form, Selective Laser Melting technology consists in layer-by-layer steel (or other metal) powder-laser fusion, according to the points defined by the 3D design, until obtaining the final object.

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