The 3D Calor project consists in identifying the main technological barriers related to the production of heat exchangers by additive manufacturing and in evaluating the potential performance of the integration of innovative architectures based on biomimetics principles.

The heat exchanger market includes a wide variety of products for different applications. Most heat exchangers are based on standard architectures and design methods. Currently no 3D printed heat exchangers are actually available in the manufacturers’ catalogues.

The project will contribute to the emergence of a new family of heat exchangers with innovative architectures exploiting the potential of additive manufacturing. FIVES CRYO’s experts are very experienced in the calculation and modelling of these exchangers, and the project can enable them to acquire new skills and thus become a reference in 3D design. This new family of exchangers will allow FIVES CRYO to access new markets.