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Development and verification of microstructure, residual stress and deformation simulation capability for additive free-form direct deposition using multiple superalloys

Project description

Advanced simulations make sure it all adds up when it comes to aerospace designs

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has made the design and testing cycle much shorter, less expensive, and successful in many industries. It has also made manufacturing of complex free-form parts much easier. Additive manufacturing enables the successive application of layers of materials from a computer-aided design file in a bottom-up approach, rather than removing materials from a block in a top-down approach that requires much more post-processing. The EU-funded SUPERMODEL project will develop advanced models of the evolution of microstructural characteristics in complex metal alloys during additive manufacturing of parts for the EU aerospace industry. Combined experimental and theoretical work will improve the predictive ability of simulations, minimising defects and streamlining the verification and commercialisation of new designs.


Net EU contribution
€ 739 375,00
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00