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Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line

Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line

Objective

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) allows, by enabling use of advanced design, production of high added value components, at levels that cannot be reached with conventional manufacturing technique.
Still, the AM-based manufacturing sequence implies large amounts of critical steps – design for AM, AM fabrication, post processing, etc. – compared to conventional production sequences. Presently, the key competencies related to these steps are either not fully implemented at industrial level (process quality monitoring) or dispersed geographically with poor connection between different steps.
Relying on two major AM technologies (LPBF: Laser Powder Bed Fusion and EBM Electron Beam Melting), MANUELA aims at deploying an open-access pilot line facility, covering the whole production sequence, to show full potential of metal AM for industrial AM production.
At first, careful instrumentation and adaptation of LPBF & EBM machines will allow increased process reliability and speed. Secondly, the pilot line – including the adapted processes – will be deployed. The hardware layer will integrate novel process quality control monitoring and automated post-AM handling and processing. The line will be fed by design/optimization and AM process simulation workshops. Those workshops will collect continuous feedback from the physical parts of the pilot lines, to increase process reliability and robustness.
MANUELA relies on a consortium composed of industrial end user’s, suppliers, (material/powder, AM hardware, quality monitoring system, software, automation and post-AM treatment) as well as top research institutes in powder-bed metal-AM, covering full range of AM technology chain for pilot line deployment.
The deployed pilot line will be validated for use cases, covering wide span of applications including automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. To insure sustainability of the deployed line and its open access at project end, a dedicated exploitation plan will be established.
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Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

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41296 Goeteborg

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 275 037,50

Participants (19)

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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 2 911 740

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 831 760

RISE IVF AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 121 187,50

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 476 212,50

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 934 300

HOGANAS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 101 625

ELECTRO OPTICAL SYSTEMS FINLAND OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 693 625

ABB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 100 816,88

OSAI AUTOMATION SYSTEM SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 125

EIDGENOSSISCHES INSTITUT FUR METROLOGIE METAS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 248 775

MSC SOFTWARE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 568 350

SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 321 875

QIOPTIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 158 952,50

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING S.R.O

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 195 625

ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 103 850

O.E.B. SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 151 634,38

STIFTELSEN CHALMERS INDUSTRITEKNIK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 612 875

AMIRES SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 192 625

RUAG SLIP RINGS SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 226 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820774

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 583 595

  • EU contribution

    € 12 448 116,26

Coordinated by:

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden