High deposition rates
Integrated milling and finishing
25% more productive
Real-time path programming
No additional stations needed
Real-time geometry inspection
30% less expensive
Reducing floor space by a 90%:
Savings on raw materials and energy
Automated measurement and control
An assembly robot on a crane able to move with 6+3 DoF, covering a large workspace (20x6x5 meters).
Create new CAM algorithms for hybrid manufacturing, including planar horizontal layer strategies and new direct 3D free form approaches.
Real time control
Real-time control of tool position, force, speed, temperature, and shape deviations.
Multimaterial 3D printing
Hybrid manufacturing with aluminium grades, up to 10kg/h deposition rates using Additive Metal Hybrid Technology + Hybrid manufacturing with new polymer-based materials (thermoset Epoxy and PUR resins) reaching 180kg/h
Fast and precise milling for large parts based on climb-up methodology specially designed for the planar layer-by-layer and direct 3d freeform production strategies.
Examples of Application
Waterproof covering modules for tunnels
As part of the tunnel construction process, the installation of a waterproof cover including the electrical conduits of the tunnels could result in a revolutionary alternative to current methods, reducing time and cost.
Aluminium metallic back and front frames
The large area geometrical demonstration will be performed developing part of the BIW of an Alfa Romeo 4C, including two aluminium frames (front and rear) and a carbon fibre composite monocoque in between.
Pininfarina mock-up car design
A manufactured mock-up of a Pininfarina car design will be created using KRAKEN.
Disclaimer: The final physical model manufactured within the KRAKEN Project as a demonstrator of the KRAKEN technology, is inspired by Pininfarina design (which is of Pininfarina’s property) and it cannot be considered as a reproduction of the original one.
The KRAKEN machine
An affordable solution for production of parts up to 20m long.
Implementation and replication, in the short/medium term, of 150 new jobs inside the consortium and 600 in the EU.
Hannover, 21 September 2017 – During EMO Hannover 2017, KRAKEN supported the “International Conference on Additive Manufacturing” and presented the latest developments within the project on hybrid material additive manufacturing and the CAM system. EMO [...]