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Three years in, and the Additive Manufacturing Optimisation and Simulation (AMOS) project is making progress. The aim of this project is to develop directed energy deposition (DED) for the repair of components used in aerospace. Recently, the Canadian/European consortium was called to present its findings at the opening of the new UK Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Midlands in Derby. An estimated 150 regional manufacturers and stakeholders, including Rolls-Royce and multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier, were present at the event.
A GKN employee examines a 3D printed part. Photo via GKN.
AMOS - Project - Participation - University - Sheffield
Established in 2016, the EU-Canadian funded AMOS project includes the participation of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), École Centrale de Nantes (ECN), GKN Aerospace, Digital Product Simulation, McGill University in Quebec, the Liburdi Group, the University of Ottawa, and Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC). Speaking at the time of its founding Dr. Rosemary Gault, European project coordinator at the University of Sheffield AMRC, an AMOS project member, laid out its objectives as follows: “There’s a host of additive manufacturing technologies available to aerospace manufacturers, but they tend to be focused on new production rather than repairing damaged parts.”
“THE AMOS PROJECT IS BRINGING TOGETHER SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES TO IDENTIFY WHICH ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES ARE BEST SUITED FOR REPAIR AND REMANUFACTURE, AND DEVELOP THEM FOR COMMERCIAL USE.”
Consortium - Areas - Development - Technology
As such, the consortium has identified three areas of development for the technology:...
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