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The Poudr’Innov 2. platform innovates new materials like metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites and develops novel processes that use these materials. The advances made at the platform enable the development and fabrication of high-added-value components from conventional materials whose properties have been enhanced, either for more optimal use or to create entirely new functions.
One of the things that makes the platform unique is that it can produce objects with complex shapes without machining, utilizing processes like injection molding, pressing, sintering, 3D printing, brazing, and diffusion welding.
These techniques are of interest to the energy, transportation, defense, and electronics markets.
The platform has six main labs, and can see development projects through to semi-industrial implementation.
The entire 3D printing process chain, from CAD to complete printing and post-processing
Design and topological and mechanical optimization software
3D printing techniques
Polymer area with a dedicated space for the preparation of formulations using photoreticulated resins and a range of printing capabilities (fused-filament deposition, liquid or paste resin SLA, multijet fused deposition)
Metal area with dedicated preparation and post-processing spaces and a range of equipment (selective laser sintering/SLS, selective laser melting/SLM, direct metal laser sintering/DMLS)
Post-processing: grinder, slicer, saw, sander, polisher
50 researchers and technicians
€12 million in investment
1,400 sq. m
Several dozen industrial partners
20 patent applications per year
Buildings & Energy
Hydrogen Production & Storage
Large Surface Printed Electronics
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.