Join our Metal Additive Manufacturing certification programme
The new programme focuses on the certification of critical AM components for instance for aerospace, oil & gas, high-tech/high-spec industry, defence, and automotive applications. Especially these markets will have a great benefit from reduced weight, increased performance and higher efficiency that metal-AM can offer. To fulfil the stringent certification requirements, a qualified and stable manufacturing process is required. Therefore, research into the application of in-situ process monitoring systems will be an important part of the programme.
Another important part of the work during the programme will be related to the metal AM process simulation (virtual manufacturing) for both L-PBF and DED in order to gain insight into the temperature profile during processing. As a result, the residual stresses in the AM product can be predicted and an optimal AM production approach can be designed. Main target of the simulation is to establish a “first time right” manufacturing procedure.
Various materials will be investigated and test programmes will be executed to define the material properties of high performance materials such as Titanium and Nickel based Super alloys.
Participants of the new Public Private Partnership project are Oerlikon, Shell, Patria (Finland), BeAM (France), The Dutch Ministry of Defence, Thales, Aeronamic, KIMS (Korea) and Mokveld Valves. Participation is still open for other parties. Parties interested in this four years project are invited to contact the NLR program manager (t: +31 88 511 4204, e: email@example.com).
For more information also visit our Metal Additive Manufacturing capability page and read our Large-scale application of metal additive manufacturing article.