Manufacturing of a large-scale AM component
AM technologies are layer-based and tool-free manufacturing processes, which represent a direct interface between the virtual product development and the real-world production of final products. As fundamental part of the “industrial internet of things” (IIoT), AM is considered to be a flexible solution for a demand-driven supply of individualized products. Especially the LBM technology is considered predestined for industrial production due to its intrinsic characteristic of processing metal additively. Moreover, physical properties similar to the ones of conventionally manufactured parts are achievable. LBM enables the flexible and fast production of near net-shape metal parts with up to 100 % density.
MOnACO aims at the design optimization and successful additive manufacturing (AM) of a large-scale (diameter of 1 m) aircraft engine’s component via laser beam melting (LBM) technology. The project contains the development of new design guidelines and tools for the redesign of large-scale LBM structures and the implementation of the complete AM process chain.
In accordance to the topic description (JTI-CS2-2018-CfP08-ENG-01-32), the approach splits into three main tasks: Component analysis, design and optimization; additive manufacturing optimization and validation; component design experimental investigation.