Project: Flexible Additive Manufacturing for competitive Maritime Components

Acronym FlexiMan (Reference Number: MarTERA-2019_04)
Duration 01/03/2020 - 28/02/2023
Project Topic The aim is to redesign the existing manufacturing chain for three nautical applications, enhancing their product functionalities and reducing cost and lead time by 40%. The project will develop flexible manufacturing approaches based the additive manufacturing - Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technologies, which will be optimized to account for the demands on design, materials, functionalities, and other requirements related to standardization in the maritime sector. The project has a strong focus on the qualification of DED processes and produced components to guarantee a successful industrial implementation of DED in maritime sector. The manufacturing approaches developed in this project will combine DED with conventional manufacturing to increase the competitiveness of maritime products. Three components of maritime propulsion and pump systems will be built as demonstrators to validate these manufacturing approaches and to ensure a successful exploitation of the project results. A recycling process of metal grinding waste will also be investigated. The project will develop procedures for postprocessing, analysing and qualification of recycled powder optimized for DED process. The aim is to enable sustainable raw powders for AM/HM processes and to improve efficiency of maritime circular economy.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 SINTEF Industry Coordinator Norway
2 SINTEF Manufacturing Partner Norway
3 Kongsberg Maritime Observer Norway
4 Nordic Additive Manufacturing AS Partner Norway
5 Fraunhofer IPK Partner Germany
6 Mecklenburber Metallguss GmbH Partner Germany
7 LASERCLADDING Germany GmbH Partner Germany