Do you need to manufacture big parts in metal, polymer or a combination of both materials with high accuracy?
Do you need to machine big parts with zero defects?
Are you looking for a highly automated solution for maximum quality?
The Kraken machine: an all-in-one machine for multi-material additive and subtractive manufacturing for big parts (20*6*3m) can do that.
KRAKEN machine is able to manufacture functional parts (with 6DoF) based on the additive manufacturing concept, layer by layer, alternating additive deposition of material (metal: WAAM and metallisation 6kg/h + bi-component resin extrusion 240kg/h) and subtractive operations (2mm depth of cut and 10m/min speed) on each layer or after a determined number of layers (in a frame of 20*6*3m). The position of the head is monitored and controlled 1/1000sec, with an accuracy of 0.1mm over 20m parts.
Climb-up manufacturing and hybrid process make possible to obtain good finishing on internal –or difficult to reach- areas of the part being manufactured as well as to better control thermal stresses and deformations.
Airbus, Acciona & Qatar National Museum (subcontracted by Gretel&Jacinto) have already received the first Kraken products.
Who is behind the Kraken?
The KRAKEN consortium, coordinated by AITIIP Technology Centre (Spain), is integrated by 15 partners from 8 different countries. The project will last 36 months and has a budget of 5.9M€, 30% of which is allocated to SMEs. The other partners of the project are Acciona (Spain), Vero Software (United Kingdom), Leica Geosystems (Switzerland), CSEM (Switzerland), Pininfarina (Italy), Vision Business Consultants (Greece), Autonomous Systems (Romania), Centro Richerche FIAT (Italy), CECIMO (Belgium), Espace 2001 SA (Luxembourg), Alchemie Ltd (United Kingdom), Arasol (Spain), TWI (United Kingdom) and Teamnet World Professional Services (Romania).