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Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line

Objective

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) allows, by enabling use of advanced design, production of high added value components, at levels that cannot be reached with conventional manufacturing technique.
Still, the AM-based manufacturing sequence implies large amounts of critical steps – design for AM, AM fabrication, post processing, etc. – compared to conventional production sequences. Presently, the key competencies related to these steps are either not fully implemented at industrial level (process quality monitoring) or dispersed geographically with poor connection between different steps.
Relying on two major AM technologies (LPBF: Laser Powder Bed Fusion and EBM Electron Beam Melting), MANUELA aims at deploying an open-access pilot line facility, covering the whole production sequence, to show full potential of metal AM for industrial AM production.
At first, careful instrumentation and adaptation of LPBF & EBM machines will allow increased process reliability and speed. Secondly, the pilot line – including the adapted processes – will be deployed. The hardware layer will integrate novel process quality control monitoring and automated post-AM handling and processing. The line will be fed by design/optimization and AM process simulation workshops. Those workshops will collect continuous feedback from the physical parts of the pilot lines, to increase process reliability and robustness.
MANUELA relies on a consortium composed of industrial end user’s, suppliers, (material/powder, AM hardware, quality monitoring system, software, automation and post-AM treatment) as well as top research institutes in powder-bed metal-AM, covering full range of AM technology chain for pilot line deployment.
The deployed pilot line will be validated for use cases, covering wide span of applications including automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. To insure sustainability of the deployed line and its open access at project end, a dedicated exploitation plan will be established.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
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41296 Goeteborg
Sweden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 2 275 037,50

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Switzerland
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FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
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€ 831 760
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Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
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RISE IVF AB
Sweden
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Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 476 212,50
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Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
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POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 934 300
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Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
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HOGANAS AB
Sweden
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€ 101 625
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263 83 Hoganas
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ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS FINLAND OY
Finland
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€ 693 625
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Lemminkaisenkatu 36
20520 Turku
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ABB POWER GRIDS SWEDEN AB

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Sweden
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Kopparbergsvagen 2
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OSAI AUTOMATION SYSTEM SPA
Italy
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€ 221 125
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Via Sondrio 13/I
10144 Torino
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EIDGENOSSISCHES INSTITUT FUR METROLOGIE METAS
Switzerland
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Lindenweg 50
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MSC SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
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Am Moosfeld 13
81829 Munchen
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SIEMENS ENERGY AB
Sweden
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€ 321 875
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Slottsvaegen 2
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QIOPTIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
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Glascoed Road, St Asaph
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Slovakia
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ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

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STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK
Sweden
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€ 612 875
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Sven Hultins Plats 1
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AMIRES SRO

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Czechia
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€ 31 750
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Stavitelska 1099/6
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RUAG SLIP RINGS SA
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€ 226 125
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Czechia
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€ 160 875
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Stavitelska 1099/6
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ENEL GLOBAL THERMAL GENERATION SRL
Italy
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€ 79 581,08
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Viale Regina Margherita 137
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ABB AB
Sweden
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€ 92 960
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Kopparbergsvagen 2
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