Participation in Research Projects

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Manufacturing industries such as the aerospace industry, the automotive industry, the shipbuilding industry, and the machine building industry are increasingly being driven by material property - oriented design requirements. These industries must deploy technologies, parts, components and systems that meet the strict regulations regarding the designs life on the one hand and can cope with requirements such as lower part weight and minimized resource consumption on the other.

To achieve these ambitious goals, new engineering disciplines have been developed with a multidisciplinary nature such as TPM (through process modeling) or ICME (Integrated Computational Materials Engineering).

In the above mentioned industries, at least on an OEM level, there are general standards and licensing procedures that apply to new technologies, new parts, new materials and also for the qualification of suppliers. A central aspect of such standards is the requirement for advanced virtual design, test tools and procedures.

Commercial simulation tools, such as those provided by Simufact, must therefore be developed and improved to meet all the requirements needed for correctly predicting material properties.

Through actively participating in research projects, we are ensuring that the industrial application of scientific knowledge does not become out of focus. The knowledge we gain from projects is used, whenever possible, to enhance our software functions as quickly as possible.

Selected research projects

MANUELA Project

  

MANUELA Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon

MANUELA is the development and realization of a metal additive manufacturing (AM) pilot line service covering the full AM development cycle. This includes both simulation and the manufacturing process of AM covering the aspects of on-line process control, characterization, real-time feedback, post-treatment, AM qualification protocols and the associated business model.

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The Bionic Aircraft Project

  

The Bionic Aircraft Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon

The Bionic Aircraft project aims at transferring the maturity level of additive manufacturing (AM) to a resource efficient production process, significantly increasing the use of AM in civilian aircraft. In the medium term, advances in bionic design and material technology are set to lead to a weight reduction of up to 1 ton per aircraft. In the long term, the construction of completely new types of aircraft will be possible, with significant reduction of emissions during operation. The environmental impact is further reduced by the resource efficiency of the AM technologies giving rise to new possibilities of spare part logistics.

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KRAKEN Project

  

KRAKEN Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon

The Bionic Aircraft project aims at transferring the maturity level of additive manufacturing (AM) to a resource efficient production process, significantly increasing the use of AM in civilian aircraft. In the medium term, advances in bionic design and material technology are set to lead to a weight reduction of up to 1 ton per aircraft. In the long term, the construction of completely new types of aircraft will be possible, with significant reduction of emissions during operation. The environmental impact is further reduced by the resource efficiency of the AM technologies giving rise to new possibilities of spare part logistics.

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Dr. Ingo Neubauer

Dr. Ingo Neubauer
Director Research & Innovation
Phone: +49 (0)561 988 46 202