The 4D Hybrid main objective is to develop a new concept of hybrid additive manufacturing based on the modular integration of compact, low-cost modules including laser source, deposition head, sensors and control.

The 4D Hybrid technology enables unprecedented possibilities to exploit the potential of AM techniques: the same certified process may be used in different places/phases of product’s lifecycle: for initial production, for defective parts inspection/recovery, for in-situ repairing operations.

We are shaping the interaction between operators and the interfaces of the modules to avoid human errors and cognitive overload. The human-centered design approach allows creating solutions helping people to work better and safer, considering the complex and even harsh working conditions.

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