Optimising the WAAM of aluminium to improve process control
Academia working closely with Industry to mature the Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing process
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Fostering innovative ideas at low Technology Readiness Levels, taking them all the way up to industrial maturity
With over 10 industry partners, our research efforts are scientifically ambitious but focussed on the users' requirements
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WAAMMat is a large consortium in which companies from Europe, America and Asia alike are working harmoniously
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Academia and industry leaders working together with one common target
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Projects of the day
What happens at the interface between WAAM aluminium and wrought plates?
Building graded parts in one shot.
How can we build structures with more than one material? Can WAAM replace complex cladding operations?
- 63 RUNNING PROJECTS
- 2663116 PROJECTS VALUE in GBP
- 27 TEAM MEMBERS
- 21 PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS
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Cranfield University complete additive manufacture of a 6-metre-long aluminium spar by WAAM
What They Say About WAAM
Filling the knowledge gaps to understand material properties, design possibilities, and process capability
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
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.