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Accelerated Metallurgy - the accelerated discovery of alloy formulations using combinatorial principles

Objective

"The core concept of Accelerated Metallurgy is to deliver an integrated pilot-scale facility for the combinatorial synthesis and testing of many thousands of unexplored alloy formulations. This facility would be the first of its kind in the world and would represent a significant advance for metallurgy. The novel technology that enables this HTT facility is based on automated, direct laser deposition (DLD). The key feature of this technology is the way in which a mixture of elemental powders is accurately and directly fed into the laser's focal point, heated by the laser beam, and deposited on a substrate in the form of a melt pool, which finally solidifies to create a unique fully-dense alloy button with precise stoichiometry. This robotic alloy synthesis is 1000 times faster than conventional manual methods. Once produced, these discrete mm-sized samples are submitted to a range of automated, standardised tests that will measure chemical, physical and mechanical properties. The vast amount of information will be recorded in a ""Virtual Alloy Library"" and coupled with computer codes such as neural network models, in order to extract and map out the key trends linking process, composition, structure and properties. The most promising alloy formulations will be further tested, patented and exploited by the 20 end-users. Industrial interests include: (i) new lightweight fuel-saving alloys (<4.5 g/cm3) for aerospace and automotive applications; (ii) new higher-temperature alloys (stable>1000°C) for rockets, gas turbines, jet-engines, nuclear fusion; (iii) new high-Tc superconductor alloys (>30K) that can be wire-drawn for electrical applications; (iv) new high-ZT thermoelectric alloys for converting waste heat directly into electricity; (v) new magnetic and magnetocaloric alloys for motors and refrigeration; and (vi) new phase-change alloys for high-density memory storage. The accelerated discovery of these alloy formulations will have a very high impact on society."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/metallurgy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fusion
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2010-LARGE-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 706 929,55
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)

Participants (33)

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 131 098
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ian Lishman (Mr.)
INSTITUT MAX VON LAUE - PAUL LANGEVIN
France
EU contribution
€ 221 419
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eileen Clucas (Ms.)
UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 181 096
Address
Culham Science Centre
OX14 3DB Abingdon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergei Dudarev (Prof.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 329 236,20
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 842
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Edmonds (Dr.)
AVIO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 86 928,46
Address
Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 498
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 138 129
Address
Pres. John Kennedylaan 3
9060 Zelzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Van De Slycke (Mr.)
MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 323
Address
Anchorage Gateway 5
M50 3XE Salford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tim Wilks (Dr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 147 632
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Herbert (Mr.)
BRUKER EAS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 117 760
Address
Ehrichstrasse 10
63450 Hanau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Malachowski (Ms.)
MOLYCORP SILMET AS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 118 106
Address
Kesk 2
40231 Sillamae
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jane Paju (Ms.)
NORSK TITANIUM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 295 634
Address
Sommerrogaten 13-15
0255 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petter Gjorvad (Mr.)
TLS TECHNIK GMBH & CO. SPEZIALPULVER KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 542
Address
Pc Strasse Gebaude 1 23
06749 Bitterfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Ludwig (Mr.)
RENISHAW PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 799 182
Address
New Mills
GL12 8JR Wotton Under Edge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Ferrar (Mr.)
GRANTA DESIGN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 602 944
Address
Clifton Road Rustat House 62
CB1 7EG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Goddin (Dr.)
avantys engineering GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 259
Address
Cheruskerstrasse 3
33102 Paderborn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Van Wesel (Mr.)
Strategisch Initiatief Materialen
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 352 876
Address
Technologiepark 935
9052 Zwijnaarde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Paul (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 497 976
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Prestele (Mr.)
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
EU contribution
€ 1 201 406
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maarten Adriaensen (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 519 174
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Grivel (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN NORMANDIE
France
EU contribution
€ 371 542
Address
Rue Thomas Becket 1 Mont Saint Aignan
76821 Mont Saint Aignan Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Calvo-Dahlborg (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 292 760
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 295 265
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Godlewska (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 371 542
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alessandro De Filippo (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 599 354
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 879
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rainer Jerg
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 483
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 588 968,25
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
MONASH UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Australia
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colleen Bettles (Dr.)
MTT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
West Street Craven House Arundell Place
GU9 7EN Farnham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Mclean (Mr.)
MAX PLANCK INSTITUT FUR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 640
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
40237 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Richard Drabinski (Mr.)
GE AVIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 109 576,54
Address
Via I Maggio 99
10040 Rivalta Di Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)