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ENgineering COMPASS

Objective

The ENCOMPASS project principally aims to create a fully digital integrated design decision support (IDDS) system to cover the whole manufacturing chain for a laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) process encompassing all individual processes within in. The ENCOMPASS concept takes a comprehensive view of the L-PBF process chain through synergising and optimising the key stages. The integration at digital level enables numerous synergies between the steps in the process chain and in addition, the steps themselves are being optimised to improve the capability and efficiency of the overall manufacturing chain.

ENCOMPASS addresses the three key steps in the process chain: component design, build process, and post-build process steps (post-processing and inspection). The links between these stages are being addressed by the following five interrelations:
1. Between the design process and both the build and post-build processes in terms of manufacturing constraints / considerations to optimise overall component design
2. Between the design process and build process component-specific L-PBF scanning strategies and parameters to optimise processing and reduce downstream processing
3. Between the design process and the build and post-build processes in terms of adding targeted feature quality tracking to the continuous quality monitoring throughout the process chain
4. Between the build and post-build processes by using build specific processing strategies and adaptation based on actual quality monitoring data (for inspection and post-processing)
5. Between all stages and the data management system with the integrated design decision support (IDDS) system

By considering the entire AM process chain, rather than the AM machine in isolation, ENCOMPASS will integrate process decision making tools and produce substantial increases in AM productivity, with clear reductions in change over times and re-design, along with increased ‘right-first time’, leading to overall reductions in production costs, materials wastage, and over-processing. This will lead to higher economic and environmental sustainability of manufacturing, and re-inforce the EU’s position in industrial leadership in laser based AM.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /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

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
Address
Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park
CV7 9JU Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 871 507,50

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 779 222,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RENISHAW PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 608 013,75
Address
New Mills
GL12 8JR Wotton Under Edge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 295 885
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 077,50
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 328,75
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 300
48170 Zamudio-vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEPUY (IRELAND) UNLIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 168 687,50
Address
Loughbeg
P43 Ringaskiddy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 316 606,25
Address
Liebknechtstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTAIR ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 331 901,25
Address
Holly Walk
CV32 4JG Royal Leamington Spa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 211 641,25
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 183 500
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations