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Combining DISsimilar materials into functional large-scale and light-weight COmponents and structures

Objective

The DISCO2030 project aims to develop two innovative hybrid manufacturing methods for joining dissimilar metal-metal and metal-polymer materials. Both proposed methods are underpinned by additive manufacturing (AM) technologies from the emerging technology families of Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED). DISCO2030 combines the advantages of PBF and DED to enable the manufacturing of multi-material lightweight, complex geometry components/structures that are able to operate in harsh environments. The process is expected to achieve a ≥20% lead time reduction compared to state-of-the-art manufacturing processes (such as die casting and brazing) and manufacture multi-material parts that have a 50% lower weight compared to reference products and a 30% higher performance (achieved among others by graded materials).

The three use-cases to be demonstrated in the project are of high relevance to the EU economy and include a rocket engine, a marine engine and a cryogenic hydrogen tank for primary applications in the automotive sector. All components manufactured using the novel DISCO hybrid manufacturing methods will be subjected to rigid testing according to the respective industry standards.

DISCO2030 is expected to generate significant impact by paving the way for the creation of new dissimilar material joining and testing standards, strengthening the EU’s leadership in AM technologies and increasing the EU’s resilience against global supply chain disruptions. Finally, DISCO2030 will contribute to the reinvention of the European aerospace, marine and automotive sectors, ultimately providing EU citizens with better, more sustainable and cost-effective transportation.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 249 047,50
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

OERLIKON AM EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 350 273,75
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)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 712 644,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CRYOMOTIVE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 081 500,00
Address
Hauptstr. 8b
85630 Grasbrunn

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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 München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AVIO SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 569 750,00
Address
Via Leonida Bissolati 76
00187 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 477 978,75
Address
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse
5282 Ranshofen

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Innviertel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 323 750,00
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 235 000,00
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles

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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
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

OERLIKON METCO AG WOHLEN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rigackerstrasse 16
5610 Wohlen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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