Innovative Materials via Precision Additive Coating Technologies (Project IMPACT).
CPI are delivering this project on behalf of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) who are providing funding for Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s) to develop innovative new products and processes suitable for 3D printing or precision layering technologies.
Through this project, CPI can assist SME’s to utilise expertise and technologies that can turn ideas into reality. This technology platform is applicable to SME’s for a wide variety of final products including, but not limited to:
- precision engineered parts,
- corrosion resistant coatings,
- nano-enhanced inks,
- active surfaces (including sensors), and
- multi-layer structured materials, including composites (i.e. materials integration).
In summary the overall approach is to design products which can be manufactured with minimal processing and optimal use of scarce resources. An additional benefit of this approach will be minimised energy usage within manufacture and inbuilt design for end of use recycling.