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Additive Manufacturing demonstration on test article for a trailing edge application with a sliding pad concept

The aim of this topic is to develop a printing approach using Wire Direct Energy Deposition for a flap track structure, supported by simulations to compensate potential deformation after printing. Several test articles and coupons will be printed and tested: DI and NDI are requested, as also geometrical and metallurgical investigations to confirm material performance. In addition, a sliding pad principle will be designed and manufactured to replace rollers attached to the carriage in the flap track assembly in order to reduce the operational maintenance efforts. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.