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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering/additive manufacturing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 705 625

Participants (8)

EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 437 750
Address
Robert Stirling Ring 1
82152 Krailling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
EU contribution
€ 436 475
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BEWARRANT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 324 400
Address
Avenue Henri Jaspar 113
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIND FOUR D SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 198 970
Address
Str Nicolae Titulescu 4
500010 Brasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLY-SHAPE
France
EU contribution
€ 372 690
Address
Route De Villepe Espace Green Parc
91280 Saint-pierre-du-perray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADLER ORTHO FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 337 970
Address
Route De La Cote D Azur Rue De La Belle Du Canet Arteparc Bat F Le Canet
13590 Meyreuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R.B. S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 025
Address
Via Luigi Gavioli 1
41037 Mirandola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERRARI-SOCIETA' PER AZIONI ESERCIZIO FABBRICHE AUTOMOBILI E CORSE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 530
Address
Via Emilia Est 1163
41122 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)