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Voxel Based Material Design: Amalgamation of Additive Manufacturing and Scanning Electron Microscopy

Project description

Electrons that wear two hats support aerospace additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM), a bottom-up approach that ‘adds’ successive layers to produce a component, has reduced the cost, time and materials’ waste of aerospace parts production while enhancing the design space and properties. Powder bed fusion-electron beam (PBF-EB) AM begins with metal powders that are melted to form the layers. The challenge is to control the AM process to ensure the desired local materials properties. The EU-funded AMELI project will integrate PBF-EB AM with powerful scanning electron microscopy widely used in research for materials’ analysis. The resulting complex heat source for melting together with unprecedented process analysis will overcome current barriers and pave the way to enhanced performance of complex aerospace parts.

Host institution

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Net EU contribution
€ 2 945 003,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 945 003,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

See on map

Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00