• The objectives of Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing (CAxMan) are to establish Cloud based Toolboxes, Workflows and a One Stop-Shop for CAx-technologies supporting the design, simulation and process planning for Additive Manufacturing. More specifically the objectives are:

    • To establish analysis-based design approaches with the following aims:
    o To reduce material usage by 12%, and increase weight savings by introducing internal cavities and voids, whilst maintaining component properties;
    o To optimize distribution and grading of material for multi-material Additive Manufacturing processes; and
    o To facilitate the manufacture of components which are currently impossible or very difficult to produce by subtractive processes (e.g., cutting and abrasive operations);
    • To enhance analysis-based process planning for Additive Manufacturing including thermal and stress aspects, and their interoperability with the design phase;
    • To enable the compatibility of additive and subtractive processes in production in order to combine the flexibility of shape in Additive Manufacturing with the surface finish of subtractive processes.


  • Code: H2020-FoF-2015

    Start date: October 2015
    End date: September 2018