Jan 2017 – Apr 2020
AddMan’s overall aim was to re-design and manufacture an airframe component by using additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to reduce weight and costs while meeting the prevailing stress and fatigue requirements and regulations.
Key information and experience has been gained in the building and post processing (HT, machining, inspection & SF) of EBM & SLM Ti64, in particular thin walled geometries. In addition a publication on work completed in this project has been produced: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142112320300281.
The MTC carried out and/or led the design, build, and post processing of all components made throughout the project. Surface inspection was also completed at the MTC.