CIRTES platform is based in Saint-Die-des-Vosges since 1991. For more than 25 years, the platform has been combining the technologies of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Digital Rapid Product Development (DRPD), Subtractive Manufacturing (SM) and AM + SM hybridization, in order to offer to other companies means for research, R & D, technology transfer and training.
The tools of the digital chain integrated to the platform include CAD, Numerical Simulation, Virtual Reality (VR), Digitization, Additive Manufacturing (AM), Subtractive Manufacturing (SM, Advanced 5-axis Machining) , 3D Control, Characterization and Qualification of pre-series.
The platform also has heavy and efficient industrial equipment representative of the entire digital chain of the rapid product development (RPD).
CAD - CAM
TOP Solid, CAD et CAM
Catia V5, CAD - CAM
Sensable Freeform: Digital sculpture by haptic arm with force feedback
3D scanning and control
Contactless scanning by structured light, laser, infrared light, and other small sensors
Coordinate measuring machine (CMM)
Numerical simulation and optimization
Additive Manufacturing: a set of 25 different processes machines in laboratory
Assembly of layers from plates: Stratoconception® (wood, polymer, metal)
Polymerization of a resin under the action of a laser: Stereolithography, Digital Light Processing (DLP)
Wire fusion through a heated nozzle: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Projection of binder on a powder substrate: 3D printing (Z-Corp)
Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
Solidification of powder under the action of a laser: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Polymer, Sand and Metal
Solidification of powder under the action of a laser: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) (metal)
Material Jetting 3D Printer: Polyjet
3D Rapid Packaging: Pack & Strat® cardboard, polymers, wood
Interferometric profilometer (characterization of large parts)