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Multi-Material Design using 3D Printing

Objective

Additive manufacturing (AM) has the economic potential to complement conventional manufacturing processes, especially in the production of complex, multi-material (MM) components. To exploit the full benefits of optimized lightweight structures, it is usually required to use multi-materials with different physical properties.
Still, multi-material combinations from conventional processes are not transferable to AM, due to residual stresses, cracks or thermal expansion rates of the different materials. Furthermore, geometric shape and position tolerances, as well as recycling strategies for powder waste, post-processed waste and the component itself are not yet defined.
Based on the 3D printing processes PBF-LB and DED, this project aims at the concurrent engineering of designing processable multi-material optimized alloys, development of design concepts for multi-material structures with specific simulations for load cases and topology optimizations, and an extensive process adaption. Alloy and process development will be aided by advanced integrated computational material engineering approaches that combine thermodynamics, microstructure, and process simulations through machine-/active learning, resulting in shorter material development cycles. For bulk and powder materials, recycling of multi-material components via innovative concepts will promote the sustainability of multi-material additive manufacturing. This adaption will lead to increased process reliability and speed, enabling the dissemination of MM manufacturing in AM for the entire industry.
The consortium brings a wide range of international expertise to the table, from materials research and digitization to the manufacture of multi-material components. It consists of startups, research institutions and market leaders in additive manufacturing. Industrial end-users cover automotive, aerospace and aeronautic applications with specific use cases.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Net EU contribution
€ 887 825,00
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Detmold Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

SLM SOLUTIONS GROUP AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 624 125,00
Address
Estlandring 4
23560 Lubeck

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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
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Lübeck, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 250,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 477 250,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 448 750,00
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

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Region
Λέσβος Βόρειο Αιγαίο Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
F3NICE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 566 250,00
Address
Via Giulio Uberti 12
20129 Milano

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EXPONENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 278 043,75
Address
Dzerbenes Iela 14
LV-1006 Riga

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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
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
QUESTEK EUROPE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 623 051,00
Address
Rasundavagen 18
169 67 Solna

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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 Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 560 450,00
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SAFRAN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CAMPUS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 438 890,00
Address
Rue De Touban
33185 Le Haillan

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 338 622,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 238 750,00
Address
Na Okraji 335/42
162 00 Praha 6

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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
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Neuchâtel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SKYRORA LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
108 Princes Street
EH2 3AA Edinburgh

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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
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data