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Green Additive Manufacturing through Innovative Beam Shaping and Process Monitoring

Objective

The overall aim of the InShaPe project is to develop and demonstrate in four different industrial use cases (aerospace, energy, space and automotive) a novel first-time-right Powder Bed Fusion Process of Metals using Laser Beam (PBF-LB/M). The process will be underpinned by two technical innovations: (i) a first-of-a-kind AI-enhanced optical beam shaping module that enables the flexible adaptation of laser beam shapes tailored to the material/geometry of the printed parts; and (ii) a novel multispectral in-line process monitoring and control system application.

It is expected that InShaPe will disrupt the manufacturing sector by helping to turn PBF-LB/M from a niche high-potential technology into a mainstream manufacturing technology outperforming traditional methods such as die casting when it comes to the precision of manufacturing parts, treatment of novel super-materials and sustainability. At the same time the InShaPe innovation is expected to keep pace with traditional manufacturing methods when it comes to cost-per-part economics and agile and large-scale production volumes. The KPIs to be reached in the project are: 7 times higher build rate, over 50% lower cost, 60% less energy use and 30% less scrap as compared to current best-in-class PBF-LB/M. Furthermore, the project will demonstrate how AI-based solutions can be practically deployed to deliver advanced manufacturing strategies whilst complying with current ethical standards and user expectations.

InShaPe is targeting the rapidly growing global metal fusion additive manufacturing market which is estimated to be worth EUR 6.92 billion annually. In terms of the long-term impact, the successful deployment of the InShaPe technologies is expected to reinforce the European PBF-LB/M manufacturing sector's international reputation as a leading supplier of highly complex parts, and help stakeholders set new best-in-class standards for digital, green, and agile laser-based production methods.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 701 896,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (9)

EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 097 716,00
Address
Robert Stirling Ring 1
82152 Krailling

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
OERLIKON AM EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 687 358,00
Address
Kapellenstrasse 12
85622 Feldkirchen

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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
Bayern Oberbayern Ebersberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 546 532,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
SILIOS TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 413 311,25
Address
Zi Peynier Rousset, Rue Gaston Imbert Prolongée
13790 Peynier

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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
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BEAMIT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 546 841,00
Address
Strada Prinzera 17
43045 Fornovo Di Taro

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
AENIUM ENGINEERING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 546 819,00
Address
Calle Pedro De Ribera 18 Technological Park Of Boe
47151 Boecillo Valladolid

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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
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AMEXCI AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 546 340,00
Address
Gammelbackavagen 2
691 51 Karlskoga

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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
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Örebro län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 371 800,00
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 313 188,00
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75