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AM HORIZON EUROPE TOPICS: multi-material components

Functional multi-material components and structures (RIA)


Deadline date : 30 March 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

More info:

Expected OutcomeOptimised lightweight designs often require the use of multi-materials, often with different physical properties, such as polymers composites and metals. The manufacturing of multimaterial structures is thus a challenging task and many industries are today addressing specific critical challenges that come with mixing of materials. It is of great importance that multimaterial design is analysed from a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective where all aspects from design to manufacturing, use and recycling are included in the process. This will help industry make the change from traditional design based on one material to multi-material design of lightweight structures.

Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Contribute to energy efficiency, increase competitiveness of new multi-materials items and multi-functional materials and products for a wide range of applications in the additive manufacturing industries and in specific industrial sectors e.g. transport including aeronautic, and maritime, consumer customised goods, communications, biomaterials, health and energy;
  • Develop optimised structures in terms of operational performance and weight with a goal of reducing weight by 50% compared to traditional designs;
  • Reduced lead-time of multimaterial products of 20% compared to today's design of multimaterial products that creates an increased competitiveness for the EU's industry;
  • Strengthening of the EU's manufacturing industry through the intensive implementation of innovative and unconventional technologies along the EU's manufacturing value chain;
  • Combine materials with high uniformity and with high mobility in industrial quantities with high reproducible quality;
  • Increase of the product performance by at least 30% whilst retaining the product price;
  • Dissemination of the challenges and benefits of functional multi-material components and structures in the relevant industrial sectors.

Scope: By combining several materials, proposals should advance the state of the art through the development of ready assembled multifunctional devices. The role of new development in additive manufacturing processes with dissimilar materials will be of importance. 

23rd AM-Platform 3rd web meeting

Date: February 2nd  2022 starting at : 14.00 ending: 16.30h

Venue: webmeeting TEAMs

Final Agenda:

14.00 h    Welcome and AM-Platform Status -Martin Schaefer, AM-Platform Chair

14.15 h   Horizon Europe-New calls related to AM - Giulia Marzetti, European Commission 

Project  sessions

14.30-14.45 h - A seamless and integrated solution for the Additive Manufacturing of steel components- Jorge Arias, AIMEN

14.45-15.00 h -Commercialisation of AMable project- Olivier Jay, DTI

Emerging sectors:

AM on the Building sector 

15.00h-Metal 3D printing for the built industry- Rene Bax, MX3D company

15.15h-Low tech - High tech: from the raw earth to the 3D printed architecture- Alberto Chiusoli, WASP company

AM on defence

15.30h- EDA activities on AM – Selected examples -Martin Huber and Mathieu Schwander, EDA 

Members pitches

15.45h From AI to intellectual property rewarding, data is a fuel for collective value creation : idea for national non profit partners-Christophe Eschenbrenner, France Additive

15.52h Additive Manufacturing and automation in construction: AMAC research group capabilities- Michele Palermo,University of Bologna

Next steps for the AM-Platform

16.00h  Next steps for the AM-Platform – 2022 actions

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AM related HORIZON EUROPE TOPICS: production process chain

Rapid reconfigurable production process chains (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)


Deadline date: 30 March 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time
Expected Outcome: Projects are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
  • Achieve a significant reduction in reconfiguration time, which includes all steps between stopping a production, reconfiguration of the individual production steps, requalification, adjustment of the intra-logistics processes, and ramping up to a full production speed;
  • Develop validated standardised interfaces and protocols to enable digitalised and thus flexible manufacturing processes;
  • Develop protocols for best practices in rapid reconfiguration applicable not only for the products and sectors present in the project, but also transferable to other sectors and application areas.

Scope: In times of disrupted supply chains or rapidly changing customer demands, production lines will need to be built flexible enough to be able to handle these variations. Rapid reconfiguration technologies of more flexible systems, will enable industries with many production process steps to maintain a resilience against sudden changes in ordering and/or supplies.

The projects should address reconfiguration of production systems in which the lines are running at medium or high volume manufacturing rates , and include a variety of production steps, such as cleaning, forming, thermal treatments, cutting, joining, surface treatments, painting, printing, assembly, etc. It should also consider complex logistics and non-manufacturing operations enabling the production runs. Projects should provide strategies for awareness and early detection of reconfiguration needs, e.g. by using A.I. and data technologies, to enhance their resilience towards threatening events or crisis situations.