Actemium helps ArcelorMittal Gent to reduce use of raw materials thanks to 3D printing
The company Guaranteed, on the site of ArcelorMittal Ghent, wanted to design a gigantic 3D printer for metals to be able to repair damaged components and thus reduce the quantity of spare parts. It called on Actemium Digital Factory Ghent to develop a solution based on WAAM technology, up until now mostly implemented in test installations at universities, on an industrial scale.
WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) technology allows the production of large 3D metallic structures by a standard welding robot. It makes it possible to produce unique parts in a cost-effective manner compared with conventional production processes.
Actemium Digital Factory Ghent, a company of Actemium, the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industry, has surrounded itself with its best partners in mechanics, robotics, welding and ventilation systems to construct this 3D printer. By repairing existing damaged parts and thus extending their lifespan, it reduces the quantity of spare parts and encourages the circular use of materials.
This innovative technology reduces the use of raw materials at ArcelorMittal Ghent and reinforces its permanent commitment to environmental protection.
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