The project, funded by the Province of Lower Austria, aims to combine the complementary additive, 3-dimensional production processes of laser beam melting and laser powder deposition welding to form a novel production process. In addition to the additive manufacturing of metallic demonstrators, FOTEC is also responsible for the realization of a digital twin.
The objective of the FFG project is the development of complex heat exchangers and mirror structures. The heat exchangers should show a higher power density and the adaptation of the outer contour to the surrounding system. The task of FOTEC is the simulation of the flow in the heat exchangers by means of CFD simulation as well as additive manufacturing of individual demonstrators.