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Driving up Reliability and Efficiency of Additive Manufacturing

Objective

The aim of DREAM is to significantly improve the performances of laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) of titanium, aluminium and steel components in terms of speed, costs, material use and reliability, also using a LCA/LCC approach, whilst producing work pieces with controlled and significantly increased fatigue life, as well with higher strength-to-weight ratios.
DREAM targets the development of a competitive supply chain to increase the productivity of laser-based AM and to bring it a significant step further towards larger scale industrial manufacturing.
In order to upscale the results and to reach an industrial relevant level of productivity, the project is focused on the following four main challenges
(i) Part modeling and topology optimization
(ii) Raw material optimization to avoid powder contamination
(iii) Process optimization, including innovations of the control software of the AM machine, to enable high throughput production
(iv) Setup of laser-PBF of nanostructured Titanium alloys with unchanged granulometric dimension for an additional push to higher productivity, since nanostructured metal powders can be sintered with lower energy input and faster speed.
The project, thanks to the three end-users involved, is focused on components for prosthetic, automotive and moulding applications to optimize the procedure for three different materials, respectively titanium, aluminium and steel.
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CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

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Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 705 625

Participants (8)

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EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 437 750

UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 436 475

BEWARRANT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 324 400

MIND FOUR D SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 198 970

POLY-SHAPE

France

EU Contribution

€ 372 690

ADLER ORTHO FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 337 970

R.B. S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 025

FERRARI-SOCIETA' PER AZIONI ESERCIZIO FABBRICHE AUTOMOBILI E CORSE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 530

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723699

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 242 435

  • EU contribution

    € 3 242 435

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy