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ADDitive manufacturing of FLAP tracks based on laser w-ded process

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€499 938
EU Contribution
€499 938
Project Acronym
ADDIFLAP
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

ADDIFLAP project’s general aim is the development of a new concept of flap track system by combining a novel flap track support manufactured by Laser Wire Direct Energy Deposition (W-DED-LB) with a new design of carriage system based in sliding pad concept, made using a self-lubricant MMC coating.

ADDIFLAP involves the following objectives:

  • Development of simulation models and optimized manufacturing strategies will reduce the effort in reducing the distortion on the flap track support up to 50% regarding the trial-and-error approach. This will impact in the time to market, reducing even further the time from design to manufacturing.
  • Flexibility (on design, enabling part consolidation…) provided by AM technologies (W-DED-LB) will enable to reduce the time to market into 20%.
  • Reduction of 60% on material waste regarding conventional manufacturing is expected (Reduction of the BTF ratio).
  • Reduction of 20-30% on component distortion will be achieved by combination of simulation, and optimization of WDED-LB process parameters and online monitoring & control developed in ADDIFLAP Project.
  • The sliding carriage system will increase the component flying hours for a conventional Business Jet in a factor of two regarding conventional roller system.

The technology developed in ADDIFLAP will enable the design of a multifunctional flap which combines aileron and high lift functions in one flap body having direct impact on weight reduction.

Methodology

Deployment of W-DED-LB process will be supported by numerical models to reduce the distortion effect on the final flap track structure and establish the manufacturing strategies for process manufacturing and by online process monitoring & control. Sliding pad design for the flap carriage system will be based on self-lubricant surfaces approach.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.5.4.
Other Programme
JTI-CS2-2020-CFP11-AIR-01-47 Additive Manufacturing demonstration on test article for a trailing edge application with a sliding pad concept

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Asociacion De Investigacion Metalurgica Del Noroeste
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A, 36410 Porrino, Spain
EU Contribution
€303 938
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Ac2T Research Gmbh
Address
VIKTOR KAPLAN STRASSE 2, 2700 WIENER NEUSTADT, Austria
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€196 000

Technologies

Technology Theme
Additive manufacturing
Technology
Additive Manufacturing Laser Technologies

The use of lasers in additive layer manufacturing (the process of building up a 3D components by adding layer upon layer of material deposit) as an energy source.

Development phase
Validation

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