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Additive Manufacturing for Wear and Corrosion Applications

Objective

AMCOR will develop and demonstrate Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) industrial manufacturing systems for the deposition of functional graded coatings (FGM) and 3D features onto metallic components supplied by industry that are subjected to in-service wear and corrosion. This will be supported by the development, production and testing of mixed powder combinations for coatings suitability.

The proposed system will combine LMD, robotic and CNC positioning, modelling, 3D scanning techniques and sensors to give a ‘turn-key’ solution to the deposition of multiple materials for quality controlled FGM coatings and 3D features onto original manufactured components and repair surfaces. The solution will offer a knowledge driven manufacturing process with significant production benefits; automation, self-management and reduced material usage and waste.

The integrated system will be assessed for its cost effectiveness, in terms of manufacturing efficiency and consumption of raw materials, but also its application flexibility for exploitation into industry sectors not represented in the consortium. This will be addressed by developing the following topics:

• Automation - Intelligible software interface for automated manufacturing by LMD.
• Production efficiency - Integrated process incorporating component referencing, in-line monitoring, closed loop control and NDT inspection.
• Materials – Intuitive database of material combinations with selection focused on coatings performance.
• Qualification - Demonstrator parts from industry (mining, automotive, power generation, tooling, industrial drives) validated by AMCOR end-users. Development of QA/QC deposition procedures.

To achieve these key objectives, the consortium consists of 16 organisations who are recognised leaders in various industrial sectors and in the development of LMD processes. We propose to develop the integrated AMCOR system over a period of 36 months with an overall budget of €4.7Million (€3Million EC contribut

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

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

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 430 369
Administrative Contact
Amanda Beeson (Ms.)

Participants (15)

SULZER METCO AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Rigackerstrasse 16
5610 Wohlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Honegger (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 475 021
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Filip Motmans (Dr.)
Bosch Rexroth B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 800
Address
Kruisbroeksestraat 1
5281 RV Boxtel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roy Orbon (Mr.)
VCST INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 764
Address
Indust Zone Schurhovenveld 3025
3800 Saint-truiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Freddy Vanspringel (Mr.)
BCT STEUERUNGS UND DV-SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Carlo-schmid-allee 3
44263 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claus Bremer (Dr.)
S.K.M. INFORMATIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 551
Address
Eckdrift 95
19061 Schwerin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Schroeder (Mr.)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 189 103
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jordi Figueras (Dr.)
DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 116 568
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iva Wenzel (Mrs.)
SIRRIS HET COLLECTIEF CENTRUM VAN DE TECHNOLOGISCHE INDUSTRIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 267 750
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Denivelle (Mr.)
OLYMPUS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 156
Address
Melbourne Works, 8 Firth Street
HD1 3BA Huddersfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Smith (Mr.)
ETALON RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 000
Address
Stanhope House, Harrington Mills, Leopold Street
NG104QE Long Eaton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Skeen (Dr.)
DANOBAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 377
Address
Poligono Industrial Arriaga 21
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andoni Aramburu (Mr.)
EKIN SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 763
Address
Barrio Boroa
48340 Amorebieta Etxano Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ekain Barroeta (Mr.)
DENYS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 373
Address
Industrieweg 124
9032 Wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Van Peteghem (Mr.)
OERLIKON METCO AG WOHLEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 251 405
Address
Rigackerstrasse 16
5610 Wohlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Honegger (Ms.)