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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING of FLAP TRACKS based on LASER W-DED PROCESS

Project description

On the way to 3D-printed flap tracks on aircraft wings

Flap track structures control the flaps located on the trailing edge of aircraft wings. The goal of the EU-funded ADDIFLAP project is to develop a new concept of a flap track mechanism that combines a flap track support system manufactured by direct energy deposition with a carriage system based on a sliding pad. The development of the direct energy deposition process will be supported by numerical tools to reduce distortion on the final flap track structure and by online process monitoring and control. Compared to conventional techniques, this additive manufacturing technique should reduce material waste by 60 %. The sliding carriage system is expected to increase the flying hours of the component by a factor of two.

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Net EU contribution
€ 303 937,50
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

AC2T RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 196 000,00
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00