Recycling of polyamides for additive manufacturing
REPLAY main objective is focused on technological research with digital tools for products, processes, materials and services that reduce the environmental impact in industry through the use of enabling technologies such as advanced materials, nanotechnologies and biotechnologies.
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Led by UTINGAL, a reference company in the aeronautical sector, REPLAY will focus on the mechanical recycling of by-products from the aeronautical industry, thanks to obtaining high value-added composites focused on their use in advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. All this using intelligent digital tools for the interpretation, automation and execution of intuitive solutions in human-machine interaction. REPLAY’s ultimate goal is to develop a comprehensive industrial process for recycling polyamides, which can be exported in a simple and accessible way to any plastic industry. The consortium is made up of five companies that cover the entire value chain. From ENSO we will investigate and develop solutions for the chemical formulation of recycled composites; MOVERATUS for the automation and development of 3D printing technologies; MSS-SEIDOR for the development of a fully transversal, universal, parameterizable and usable software, compatible with the management systems of potential REPLAY users; ECOPLAS its revaluation in the food packaging sector; and UTINGAL for the development of the physical operating installation and related engineering work. REPLAY also has the participation of two reference centers such as CETIM and UVIGO.