WP1. Project Definitions and Specification

It is important at the beginning of the project to build on the overall concept of the design outlined in this proposal to develop a detailed specification including the identification of suitable demonstrators, performance targets, and manufacture methods.

WP2. Design Adaption and Sensor Embedment

To develop embedded sensing capability, able to withstand operating temperatures in excess of 1100°C, to facilitate in-situ condition monitoring inside the structure of the components manufactured using SLM, LMD and hybrid processes.

WP3. Materials Development

This work package will establish and extend the current state of knowledge regarding the microstructural control, modification and evolution and production of ODS (Ni-base superalloys, Ti-Al intermetallics, Fe-base) for both gas and steam turbine components.

WP4. Powder Materials Production, Characterisation and Optimisation

The objective of this work package is the development of advanced powders by mechanical alloying  suitable for additive manufacturing of high temperature resistant components. Work will be focused on development of the most effective production route of the powder materials selected for each application case including the definition of characterization and quality control protocols and the study of suitable methodologies to reduce raw material waste and maximise process output.

WP5. Manufacturing Process Development

Work package 5 will develop processing procedures for Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) and Conventional Sintering / HIP processes. This involves the development of appropriate, process-specific processing parameters and the investigation of the corresponding properties for all materials addressed in the project (see WP-3). Work is performed in close cooperation with WP-3 and 4 in order to optimise the final material properties: Material density, material microstructure and basic mechanical properties.

WP6. Technology Demonstration and Validation

Work Package 6 will aim to manufacture demonstrator components using combinations of AM and HIP using materials and powders developed and produced within OXIGEN. Work will also include validation trials of demonstrators by end users. Fibre optic sensors will also be embedded into a suitable demonstrator for temperature/strain monitoring.  The beneficiaries will also conduct a life cycle impact assessment of project implementation on one demonstrator.

WP7. Exploitation and Dissemination

To develop the anticipated knowledge and technologies from the project.

  • To ensure the knowledge is effectively disseminated and exploited within the participant organisations using exploitation plans tailored to their requirements.
  • To ensure that this knowledge is disseminated outside of the project by means of conferences and publications

WP8. Consortium Management

TWI will act as Project Coordinator and provide the project management and administration services.