Optimization of the process of castings

Strategic analysis with 3D printing techniques to obtain castings

Project objectives

An important industrial dam of Tolosa, requested to TOLOSALDEA LHI, the realization of the following project with the ultimate aim of being able to develop and validate a solution by additive manufacturing to a model for foundry.

Over the course of a year, we have worked on the search for an alternative solution, based on additive manufacturing, for a model for casting steel parts, the design of it and the selection of the additive manufacturing technology that best suits the manufacture of the model.

At the same time, a search has been carried out for a supplier that could manufacture sand molds by additive manufacturing.

It should be noted that at this time the phases of search and identification of alternative technologies are concluded and also the phase of mold design and alternative model adapted to additive manufacturing.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, the manufacturing phase has begun in which the model will be manufactured using additive technology.

During these months both teams have worked on the search for new 100% natural formulas that will help reduce the sugar content of current Jakion jams. This collaboration has borne fruit achieving a combination of natural sugars that prevents the incorporation of sugar into jams, which means the creation of a new category of jams 0% added sugar, thus helping to meet the criteria set by the WHO that the consumption of added sugars must be less than 10% of the total caloric intake.

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