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Paris-Saclay additive manufacturing research project (FAPS – Fabrication additive Paris-Saclay)


FAPS' objective is the creation of an additive manufacturing facility of international scope on Paris-Saclay campus. The project will allow processes control, breakthrough solutions and will contribute to the development and spread of new product design  and manufacturing based on AM. Various Paris-Saclay University's laboratories are already working on this method, then the FAPS project aims at putting together and enhance the experimental facilities,  federate the endeavors and animate the community.

The FAPS strategic research initiative is co-funded by University Paris-Saclay. Its goal is the creation of a facility composed of an SLM (Selective Laser Melting) machine as well as a robot cell for additive and substractive manufacturing based on the method of laser filament deposition. These pieces of equipment will complete those already available, such as the ONERA's spray tower,  ENS Paris-Saclay's X-ray tomography appliance, two appliances from Equipex MATMECA and the 5-axis projection powder machine from Ecole Polytchnique and ENSTA.

SLM machine

The SLM machine is placed inside a protective housing for the sake of operator's security. The AD machine is in itself a research subject, with a contract signed with the provider (AddUp). We have been working to integrate potential performance improvement to the machine. The facility will be used by researchers as well as students for their initiation to research.
Machine de fabrication additive

Hybrid robot cell for additive/substractive manufacturing

The cell is currently being designed and it will include two 6 axis anthropomorphic robots as well as a coaxial filament deposition head and an orbital machining spindle.

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