S&T Objective 1:
Development of >5 new materials customized for AM, min. 3 of them using nanotechnology (KR1)
The use of nano-technology will be used to maximize thermal conductivity, minimize electrical conductivity and/or improve wear resistance of metals – always optimizing its compatibility to the metal bulk (demonstrators 1,2,5,6). Recent TRL4 developments of Aluminium alloys and low alloyed steel grades will be further developed for wire+arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) (demonstrators 2,3,4). Coating of optical fibres (OF) will be developed to maintain their sensing capabilities (demonstrators 2,5). In-situ alloying will provide further advanced materials solutions with high flexibility in compositions (demonstrators 2,6,7) and adjusted material properties.