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Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components USing Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment Casting

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Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components USing Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment Casting

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

This proposal is in response to the call for International Cooperation in Aeronautics with China, MG-1.10-2015 under Horizon 2020 “Enhanced Additive Manufacturing of Metal Components and Resource Efficient Manufacturing Processes for Aerospace Applications”.

Objectives: 

The objectives are to develop the manufacturing processes identified in the call: (i) Additive manufacturing (AM); (ii) Near Net Shape Hot Isostatic Pressing (NNSHIPping) and (iii) Investment Casting of Ti alloys. The end-users specify the properties and provide computer-aided design, (CAD) files of components and these components will be manufactured using one or more of the three technologies.

Methodology: 

During the research programme, experiments will be carried out aimed at optimising the process routes and these technologies will be optimised using process modelling. Components manufactured during process development will be assessed and their dimensional accuracies and properties compared with specifications and any need for further process development identified.

The specific areas that will be focussed on include: (a) the slow build rate and the build up of stresses during AM; (b) the reproducibility of products, the characteristics of the powder and the development of reusable and/or low cost tooling for NNSHIP; (c) the scatter in properties caused by inconsistent microstructures; (d) improving the strength of wax patterns and optimising welding of investment cast products.

The process development will be finalised in month 30 so that state-of-the-art demonstrators can be manufactured and assessed by partners and end-users, during the final 6 months. The cost of the process route for components will be provided to the end-users and this, together with their assessment of the quality of these products, will allow the end-users to decide whether to transfer the technologies to their supply chain. The innovation will come through application of improved processes to manufacture the demonstrator components.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

The University Of Birmingham

Address: 
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€666,568
Partner Organisations: 

Airbus

Address: 
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE
31700 BLAGNAC
France
EU Contribution: 
€122,006

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Address: 
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€230,180

Calcom Esi Sa

Address: 
Parc Scientifique Epfl
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Esi Group

Address: 
Avenue De Suffren 100-102
75008 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€102,803

Esi Software Germany Gmbh

Address: 
JURASTRASSE 8
70565 STUTTGART
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€124,915

Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited

Address: 
Stratford Road
Solihull
B90 4LA
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€27,623

Airbus

Address: 
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE
31700 BLAGNAC
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Industria De Turbo Propulsores S.a.

Address: 
Parque Tecnológico, nº300
48170 ZAMUDIO (VIZCAYA)
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€34,250

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En L'enginyeria'

Address: 
C/ GRAN CAPITÀ, S/N; EDIFICIO C-1; CAMPUS NORTE UPC
8034 BARCELONA
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€170,000

Rolls Royce Plc

Address: 
65 Buckingham gate
LONDON
SW1E 6AT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€91,250

The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited Lbg

Address: 
PILOT WAY ANSTY BUSINESS PARK
COVENTRY
CV7 9JU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€0

Twi Limited

Address: 
Granta Park Great Abington
Cambridge
CB1 6AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€230,400
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