The ENIT Production Engineering Laboratory (LGP, EA 1905), which is multi-disciplinary, have a Mutualized Structure Researc

 («SMR», Financed by Occitanie  Region and Europe) with companies covering the entire value chain of metal additive manufacturing on powder bed (3D machines builders, powder making, designers, 3D printers companies, end-users). This technology transfer structure is open to companies of all sizes to support their innovation processes in the field of additive / 3D  metal manufacturing.





  • Design of parts

                    - Topological optimization

                    - Modeling business rules

  • Behavior machine and process control
  • Analysis and optimization of finishing operations (like machining)
  • Analysis of microstructure and metallurgy generated by laser fusion
  • Numerical simulation and advanced laws of behavior of material

                    - Nonisotropic behavior laws with localized defects

                    - Numerical modeling and optimization of process parameters

  •  Characterization of the mechanical properties

Non-destructive checks

Mechanical tests


The IDCE Resource and Skills Centre (CRC-IDCE), established in 2005, aims to transfer knowledge and technologies to companies by disseminating free software, promoting the technical achievements of research projects and doctoral theses, as well as supporting research projects.


  Equipment (non-exhaustive list)

Renishaw AM400 machine

3D Systems 3D ProX300 machine

Dynamic thermo-physical test machine (will arrive  in 2019)

Support of laboratory test facilities (equipement list here, in french)


2 dedicated engineers

1 scientific manager

Support of the 54 teacher-researchers of the laboratory, covering mechanics, materials, control and decision systems



1 Administrative Manager and projects manager



Renishaw, 3D Systems, Halbronn 3D, ESI Group, Prismadd, I3D Concept, Héphaïstos-Cousso, Alstom




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