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Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing
Established industrial processes and reliable feedstock materials
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The WAAMMat programme
Joint efforts to mature the WAAM process
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Flexible manufacturing
Additive, subtractive, metrology, inspection: all at the tip of two robots in our unique 10-metre part facility
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Applications and business drivers
Find out more about why and how your organisation could exploit WAAM's benefits
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Demo parts
A proven technology capable of replacing machining from solid and complex fabrication
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Materials and properties
Find out more about WAAM's wide range of materials and their mechanical properties
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Academia working closely with Industry to mature the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process

Targeting process qualification and full industrial adoption of a processing technique, which is revolutionising the world of manufacturing
  • AT THE FOREFRONT

    Fostering innovative ideas at low Technology Readiness Levels, taking them all the way up to industrial maturity

  • INDUSTRY ORIENTED

    With over 10 industry partners, our research efforts are scientifically ambitious but focussed on the users' requirements

  • WE ARE GLOBAL

    WAAMMat is a large consortium in which companies from Europe, America and Asia alike are working harmoniously

  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE

    Academia and industry leaders working together with one common target

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  • 63 RUNNING PROJECTS
  • 2663116 PROJECTS VALUE in GBP
  • 27 TEAM MEMBERS
  • 22 PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS

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News and announcements from the WAAMMat team.

Demo series: WAAM of a wind tunnel model

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What They Say About WAAM

Why WAAMMat?

Mature the WAAM process

Filling the knowledge gaps to understand material properties, design possibilities, and process capability

Develop process-specific hardware

Taking the hardware traditionally used in arc welding to the next level of ruggedisation, reliability, control, and integration; integrating it with cutting-edge technologies based on light, magnetic, sound physics

Achieve a critical mass and avoid duplication

The worlds of academia and industry joining forces to fast-track the maturation of the process whether relying on private efforts as well as publicly-funded projects, making sure nothing is repeated unnecessarily.

Supporting industry towards adoption of WAAM

Pushing WAAM in industry with company-specific technology-transfer programmes, developing industrial WAAM cells, training people, and specifying part-building strategies

Our Industrial partners

Our Academic partners

Our Hardware partners

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