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Projects

AMSeR: Additive Manufacturing of Self-Healing Robotics

AMSeR: Additive Manufacturing of Self-Healing Robotics

The possibility to use additive manufacturing techniques for advanced processing of reversible polymer networks is explored in a collaborative FWO SBO project between VUB and KU Leuven. The FYSC research group focuses on the use of the fused filament fabrication method for 3D printing of soft actuators and sensors in a close collaboration with the R&MM robotics research group at VUB. At the SMaRT ...

SMART-G ERA-MIN project

SMART-G ERA-MIN project

SMART-G targets the production of light weight, fire resistant components for the construction industry from metallurgical and construction industrial residues.

Concrete to concrete (Beton naar hoogwaardig beton)

Concrete to concrete (Beton naar hoogwaardig beton)

The project aims at closing the recycling loop for concrete. Concrete is the most used material on earth but till today, concrete can only be downcycled. In this project, concrete will be crushed into its constituents hydrated cement, unreacted cement, sand and coarse aggregates. The hydrated cement will be reactivated in a microwave furnace using green electricity. In doing so, new high quality ...