Additive and Advanced manufacturing
In the field of the new emerging “hybrid & additive manufacturing”, CRM has chosen to focus its effort on the production of large metallic parts as offering attractive opportunities of various industrial applications. A first action deals with the selection of the most appropriate technologies having to meet the main following criteria:
- the necessity to be highly flexible and to adapt the treatment depending on the part size or the area to be treated,
- the manufacturing of different part size,
- the implementation of a post-treatment to meet severe requirements in terms of bulk or surface properties,
- the need to repair complex and expensive parts.
With the support of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD) and the Walloon Region, CRM Group will acquire a flexible multi-technique equipment for the direct metal deposition. Three techniques will be available : the laser cladding, the wire arc additive manufacturing and the wire laser additive manufacturing.
With the support of the Walloon Region, CRM is also actively involved in the validation and characterization of the metallic additive manufactured parts with the aim to transfer the acquired know-how to the Regional Economy.
Thanks to welding, joining and assembling technologies CRM group offers a wide set of solutions for the manufacturing of complex and/or multi-metal pieces.
Welding processes such as arc, friction, friction & stir, resistance (spot & seam), laser beam or electron beam are available not only to support more conventional applications but also to contribute to the design and development of new manufacturing routes and associated products.