4D aims to introduce a novel multilevel hybridization concept: it is possible (1) to combine elementary processes in one hybrid module, (2) to create with them hybrid machine tools/robots, base for (3) a new generation of advanced hybrid production lines.
4D main objective is to develop a new concept of hybrid additive manufacturing based on the modular integration of compact, low cost modules including laser source, deposition head, sensors and control.

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4D enables unprecedented possibility to exploit the potential of AM techniques: the same certified process may be used in different places / phases of product life cycle: for initial production, for defective parts inspection/recovery, for in situ repairing operations.
4D will demonstrate the effective application to aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation equipment. The concept can be further exploited in automotive, railway, ship building with a huge potential in the global market.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 723795.

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