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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-FOF-2016

Coordinator

THE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTRE LIMITED
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€ 871 507,50
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West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
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€ 0,00

Participants (10)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 779 222,50
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
RENISHAW PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 608 013,75
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New Mills
GL12 8JR Wotton Under Edge

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
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€ 295 885,00
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Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
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ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 87 077,50
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Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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€ 0,00
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.
Spain
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€ 186 328,75
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Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 300
48170 Zamudio-vizcaya

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Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
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DEPUY (IRELAND) UNLIMITED
Ireland
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Loughbeg
P43 Ringaskiddy

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
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€ 316 606,25
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Liebknechtstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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ALTAIR ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 331 901,25
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Holly Walk
CV32 4JG Royal Leamington Spa

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West Midlands (England) Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire Warwickshire
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EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
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Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Other
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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
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€ 183 500,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00