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Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products

Objective

The overarching goal of AMAZE is to rapidly produce large defect-free additively-manufactured (AM) metallic components up to 2 metres in size, ideally with close to zero waste, for use in the following high-tech sectors namely: aeronautics, space, automotive, nuclear fusion and tooling.

Four pilot-scale industrial AM factories will be established and enhanced, thereby giving EU manufacturers and end-users a world-dominant position with respect to AM production of high-value metallic parts, by 2016. A further aim is to achieve 50% cost reduction for finished parts, compared to traditional processing.

The project will design, demonstrate and deliver a modular streamlined work-flow at factory level, offering maximum processing flexibility during AM, a major reduction in non-added-value delays, as well as a 50% reduction in shop-floor space compared with conventional factories.

AMAZE will dramatically increase the commercial use of adaptronics, in-situ sensing, process feedback, novel post-processing and clean-rooms in AM, so that (i) overall quality levels are improved, (ii) dimensional accuracy is increased by 25% (iii) build rates are increased by a factor of 10, and (iv) industrial scrap rates are slashed to <5%.

Scientifically, the critical links between alloy composition, powder/wire production, additive processing, microstructural evolution, defect formation and the final properties of metallic AM parts will be examined and understood. This knowledge will be used to validate multi-level process models that can predict AM processes, part quality and performance.

In order to turn additive manufacturing into a mainstream industrial process, a sharp focus will also be drawn on pre-normative work, standardisation and certification, in collaboration with ISO, ASTM and ECSS.

The team comprises 31 partners: 21 from industry, 8 from academia and 2 from intergovernmental agencies. This represent the largest and most ambitious team ever assembled on this topic.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fusion

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 123 762
Administrative Contact
Leigh Carnes (Ms.)

Participants (28)

AVIOPROP SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 110,70
Address
Via Papa Giovanni Xxiii 9
28062 Cameri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Gennaro (Mr.)
NORSK TITANIUM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 603 925
Address
Sommerrogaten 13-15
0255 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jostein Skjørberg (Mr.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 893 620
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Eike Kircher (Mr.)
INDUST RECHERCH PROCEDES APPLICAT LASER ASSOCIATION IREPA LASER
France
EU contribution
€ 683 619
Address
Boulevard Gonthier D Ondernach
67400 Illkirch Graffenstaden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yannick Lafue (Dr.)
CONCEPT - LASER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 380
Address
An Der Zeil 8
96215 Lichtenfels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florian Bechmann (Dr.)
RENISHAW PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 000
Address
New Mills
GL12 8JR Wotton Under Edge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Ferrar (Mr.)
TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Johann-maus-strasse 2
71254 Ditzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danijel Zaric (Mr.)
BCT STEUERUNGS UND DV-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 489 417
Address
Carlo-schmid-allee 3
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Bremer (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernaitz Arregi (Mr.)
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 313 109
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Argiris Kamoulakos (Dr.)
GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 828
Address
Clifton Road 62 Rustat House
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Goddin (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 947
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
GE AVIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 056,19
Address
Via I Maggio 99
10040 Rivalta Di Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 149 625
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Lindahl-Miskimin (Mrs.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 216 950
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Raoust (Mr.)
SHORT BROTHERS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 169 832
Address
Airport Road, Queens Island
BT3 9DZ Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Connery (Mr.)
UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 625
Address
Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB Abingdon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sue Manhood (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 370 833
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 525 327
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chung May (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 275 585
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Fino (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 345 102
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Mortensen (Prof.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 368 800
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Franziska Müller (Ms.)
MONASH UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Australia
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tamara Wright (Ms.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 325 305
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Holyoak (Mr.)
BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre
GU14 6YU Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Honeysett (Mr.)
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrian Walters (Dr.)
AVIO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 15 242,11
Address
Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)