FastEBMProject reference: 286695
Funded under :
High Productivity Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing Development for the Part Production Systems Market
Electron beam melting additive manufacture is used to produce successive layers of a part in a powder bed and offers the ability to produce components closest to their final dimensions, with good surface finish. At this time the process is faster than any other technique of comparable quality, however the parts are not produced at sufficient rate to make them economically viable for any but very high value specific applications. It has been identified that airframe production requires a large number of brackets of many different designs (>1200 in an Airbus A380). These are currently machined from aluminium and titanium billet, plate or forgings with extremely high wastage of material, which in the case of titanium alloys is expensive and contains scarce elements such as vanadium.
The development and knowledge created and protected in this project will allow the SME collaborators to exploit the advantage gained through the development of vastly superior additive manufacturing (AM) production systems.
The key outputs to the project will be:
1. An innovative new high power electron beam gun that has been designed for the EBM process and that enables high productivity processing.
2. Knowledge surrounding the use of the high power electron beam gun, including the process control, and modelled and validated understanding of beam-powder bed interaction.
EU contribution: EUR 452 729,05
KROKSLATTS FABRIKER 27A
431 37 MOLNDAL
EU contribution: EUR 230 379,25
PC STRASSE GEBAUDE 1 23
EU contribution: EUR 133 838,25
85551 KIRCHHEIM MUNCHEN
EU contribution: EUR 37 599,7
GRANTA PARK GREAT ABINGTON
CB21 6AL CAMBRIDGE
Tel.: +44 1223 899 000
EU contribution: EUR 24 468
Tel.: +49 91318524043
Fax: +49 91318526239
EU contribution: EUR 30 408
RUE DE SAINT REGLE ZI DE LA BOITARDIERE
NP7 7AD ABERGAVENNY
Tel.: +441905 732160
EU contribution: EUR 236 177,75
HADRIANS WAY UNIT 7 GLEBE FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
CV21 1ST RUGBY
Tel.: +44 1788 577288