Separation of Additive-Layer Supports by Automation via 2-way Digital Twin

Separation of Additive-Layer Supports by Automation via 2-way Digital Twin

The objective of the SALSA2d is to install a 3D online-offline robotic programming platform for digital teaching, commissioning and monitoring. This project provides custom software with flexible and agile automation.

The solution

Rivelin Robotics uses robotics technology that is specific to near-net shape manufacturing. We use state-of-the-art sensors and processes to bring dexterity, versatility, and ease of operation to industrial robotic arms.


Manufacturers understand the pressing need to incorporate metal additive manufacturing in their production lines but are struggling to overcome the issues of post processing by hand, which leads to; lack of repeatability, lack of traceability, spiralling costs, limited manpower and risks to personnel.


The result when removing AM supports & surface finishing is:
- 90% reduction in costs that result from poor quality
- Lower operational costs
- Minimisation of human exposure to toxic metal dust

Facts and figures

  • FSTP Name:


  • Beneficiary Lead:

    Rivelin Robotics Limited (previously traded as Additive Automations Ltd)
    United Kingdom

  • Beneficiary 2:

  • Beneficiary 3:

  • Technology Area:

    Digital Twin

  • End User:

    Metal Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defence, Medical, Energy, Automotive

  • Start Date - End Date:

    01/07/2020 - 30/09/2021

  • Duration:

    15 months

  • FSTP Funding:

    121 600,00 €

  • TRL Level at Start:


  • TRL Level at End:


  • Number of early adopters raised:


  • Project results
    “We identified Rivelin as a solution provider in AM serial production. Their robotic finishing system solves the daily challenges of manual part finishing. It reduces lead and production times and guarantees constant part properties.”

    Ralph Mayer, Oerlikon AM Europe, Head of Technology AM

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