600 k €
SCOOP is a project funded by EIT Manufacturing that aims to show the feasibility of economically and ecologically sustainable hybrid, flexible manufacturing process for medium and large-scale production. By combining various technologies, such as fused deposition modelling (FDM), post-consolidation and surjection, it will be possible to produce new complex structures with high-performance materials (reinforced PEEK with continuous carbon fibres).
The main challenge of this project is introducing Additive Fusion Technology (AFT™) onto highly regulated markets like those of the medical device and aerospace industries. Thanks to these hybrid processes, which combine composite additive manufacturing and standard thermoplastic moulding processes, the development of new complex, structural parts for specific sectors will become a considerable opportunity.
Furthermore, the integration of sensors or metallic inserts inside composite materials provides a new avenue for multi-material development through additive manufacturing.
The expansion of hybrid technologies that combine traditional processes with additive manufacturing is a significant economic opportunity and must be studied and rolled out to different industrial sectors.