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Precision Additive Metal Manufacturing

Precision Additive Metal Manufacturing

Objective

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a fast−growing sector with the ability to evoke a revolution in manufacturing due to its almost unlimited design freedom and its capability to produce personalised parts locally and with efficient material use. AM companies however still face technological challenges such as limited precision due to shrinkage and build−in stresses and limited process stability and robustness. Moreover often post−processing is needed due to the high roughness and remaining porosity. In addition qualified, trained personnel is hard to find. This ITN project will address both the technological and people challenges.
To quality assure the parts produced, PAM² will, through a close collaboration between industry and academia, address each of the various process stages of AM with a view to implementing good precision engineering practice.
To ensure the availability of trained personnel, ESRs will, next to their individual research and complementary skills training, be immersed in the whole AM production chain through hands−on workshops where they will design, model, fabricate, measure and assess a specific product.
The expected impact of PAM² thus is:
1. The availability of intersectoral and interdisciplinary trained professionals in an industrial field that's very important for the future of Europe, both enhancing the ESR future career perspectives and advancing European industry.
2. The availability of high precision AM processes through improved layout rules with better use of AM possibilities, better modelling tools for first−time right processing, possibility for in−situ quality control ensuring process stability and, if still needed, optimised post−processing routes
3. As a result of 1: an increased market acceptance and penetration of AM.
4. Through the early involvement of European industry: a growing importance of the European industrial players in this fast−growing field. This will help Europe reach its target of 20% manufacturing share of GDP.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 751 680

Participants (10)

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 432,96

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

LAYERWISE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL

Italy

ALICONA IMAGING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

LEGO SYSTEM AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 290 081,88

NUOVO PIGNONE TECNOLOGIE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 209 316,40

Partners (2)

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ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

MAGMA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721383

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 896 180,44

  • EU contribution

    € 3 896 180,44

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium