Research of aditive manufacturing (3D print) possibilities for manufacturing of expanders for low temperature decentralized energy applications

Project ID: TJ01000090
Funding provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Investigator at UCEEB:  Ing. Václav Novotný
Project duration: 1. 10. 2017 – 30. 9. 2019
Partners: FOX GUARD, s.r.o.

The project explores design, manufacturing and experimental verification of possibilities of additive manufacturing (3D printing, primarily from metals) as an economic and technologically progressive production procedure for expanders (microturbines) for low power applications. This project will stimulate cooperation between energy and manufacturing technology engineering in a university together with a commercial partner specializing in advanced modern technology – 3D printing of metal. Main results of the project are expected as 2 sample expanders with verified operation.

Considering the National research priorities,the 3D print as general purpose technology (GPT) will provide innovative product with novel features (technological and economic), which is useful for number of energy goals

The project is subsidised by TAČR, programme Zéta.