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New aerospace advanced cost effective materials and rapid manufacturing technologies

Objective

This project will focus on the development of technologies and methodologies which have the potential
to save costs and time across the whole life cycle of the aircraft (design, production, maintenance, overhaul, repair and retrofit), including for certification aspects. Moreover it will also target the integration of additional functions or materials in structural components of the aircraft, the increased use of automation.
The first proposed step is the introduction of the γ-TiAl alloy, a well known promising advanced material for aerospace
applications and a revolutionary manufacturing technology. Its specific stiffness and strength, as compared to its low weight,
potentially leads to large weight savings (50%), and therefore lower mechanical loads on thermomechanical stressed parts,
compared to the common Ni based superalloys. The integration of new material and new manufacturing technology will
positively impact several aspects of the manufacturing and maintenance chain, starting from the design, the production, the
repair).
The aim of this project is twofold:
- On one side the work will be focused on the development and integration at industrial of a IPR protected gas
atomization process for producing TiAl powders, whose properties must be highly stable from batch to batch.
Thanks to the stability of the chemical and granulometric properties of the powders, the application of the Rapid
Manufacturing technique to the production of TiAl components will be economically affordable. While this technique is
by now well-known, its main drawback resides in the scarce quality of the starting powders.
- The other main drawback for the wide industrial application of TiAl components is the integrated optimisation of all
the machining steps, that means the setting up of machine tool characteristics and parameters, cutting tool
geometry, substrate and coating materials, advanced lubrication technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 695 600

Participants (12)

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (SHEFFIELD)LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 465 375
Address
Club Mill Road
S6 2FH Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 388 750
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIAD GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 625
Address
Via Nicola Fabrizi 136
10145 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EFESTO
France
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
55 Avenue Marceau
75116 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CE.S.I. CENTRO STUDI INDUSTRIALI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 436 000
Address
Via Tintoretto 10
20093 Cologno Monzese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 448 400
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 571 500
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 421 750
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Loramendi 4
20500 Arrasate
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 360 000
Address
Strada Torino Pianezza 36
10093 Collegno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments