17-19 October 2023
WKO Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Progress in multi-material design

18 Oct 2023, 16:10
1. Julius Raab Saal (WKO)

1. Julius Raab Saal


Plenary Talk Additive Design & Engineering Plenary Talks


Rudolf Gradinger (LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH)


The Horizon Europe project MULTi-FUN was creating novel solutions which shall enable multi-functional performance through multi-material additive manufacturing. In the years 2020-2023, successful developments were performed with respect to wire-arc AM machinery, customized materials as well as improved multi-material processing.

The three use cases contain demonstrators related to aerospace & automotive structures, moulds & dies for aluminium & CFRP processing as well as components for fuel cell testing. All of these 7 demonstrators feature unique multi-material designs, leading to added functionalities. These multi-functionalities are covering the combination of structural strength, complex geometries, integrated sensing of temperate/strain, embedded conductors (thermal, electrical) as well as novel materials.

This presentation is providing the first complete insight into the key results of MULTI-FUN, covering successful developments, major findings, important learnings, recent innovations as well as open challenges.

Speaker Country Austria

Primary author

Rudolf Gradinger (LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH)

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