Research Projects

SIADD

Soluzioni tecnologiche Innovative per la qualità e la sostenibilità dei processi di ADDitive manufacturing

Sector

Smart Manufacturing

Product/Objective

The SIADD project aims to increase the manufacturing quality and sustainability of some additive manufacturing processes for metals, composite materials and multi-material metals/ composites, while also taking into account the personnel’s economic and environmental conditions and well-being.
Moreover it aims to:

  • enhance the competitiveness of the local aerospace cluster through the development of new knowledge and products, new business models and production processes;
  • foster the cooperation among University, Research Centres and Industry.

Project Summary

The Additive Manufacturing processes covered by the SIADD project are aimed at metallic and composite materials, processed with techniques that are currently affected by limited productivity, high costs, high residual stresses and low quality (repeatability, precision and finish) of production. Furthermore, the number of materials processed with Additive Manufacturing techniques is still small and, to date, the knowledge relating to the production processes themselves, to the effects of post-treatments and subsequent processing necessary to transform the component into a finished product is very modest.
The SIADD project aims to increase the manufacturing quality and sustainability of some additive manufacturing processes. The objective will be pursued through extensive industrial research aimed at significantly reducing defects by studying new treatments, and producing lighter metal structures for the aerospace, aviation and marine sectors.

Innovation

The results will be immediately applicable to the aeronautical sector and can also be applied to metal Additive Manufacturing processes (i.e SLM and DMLD) in various sectors, such as aerospace, marine, mechanical, etc.
The development of forecasting models in this sector is still unexplored and can represent a significant element of innovation since the development potential of these technologies is almost unlimited for the production of complex geometry products.
Another element of innovation is the definition of design principles, manufacturing guidelines and / or best practices that to date are still lacking, of the technologies and of materials (metals, plastics and reticular structures).
The project includes appropriate tools to support the design of Additive Manufacturing processes to introduce a significant degree of innovation in the "design for" methodologies to improve performance and obtain a triple benefit: reduction in the development time of solutions designed for AM, mechanical performance improvement and cost reduction.

ES Role

EnginSoft’s role in the project is related to different objectives and content:

  • the simulation of a hot isostatic pressure (HIP) furnace;
  • the development of software tools and methodologies for in-situ monitoring of the Additive Manufacturing process (laser power bed fusion, L-PBF), starting from the large amount of data acquired in situ. These tools will enable the traceability of defects and unstable process conditions through big data analysis techniques, data mining and advanced statistical process monitoring techniques (design for additive manufacturing, DfAM);
  • the topological optimization, design and simulation of AM components with metallic, composite and hybrid materials.

Partners

DTA - DISTRETTO TECNOLOGICO AEROSPAZIALE SCARL, ELFIM SRL, ENEA - AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE, ENGINSOFT SPA, GE AVIO SRL, HB TECHNOLOGY SRL, INGENIA SRL, ITIACNR - ISTITUTO DI TECNOLOGIE INDUSTRIALI E AUTOMAZIONE, CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCA, NOVOTECH SRL, POLITECNICO DI BARI, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, UMBRA GROUP CUSCINETTI SPA, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ENNA “KORE”, UNIVERSITÀ DEL SALENTO

Funding Scheme

Funding Scheme MIUR Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON) “Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020” | Call identifier Avviso MIUR n. 1735 del 13/07/2017

SIADD

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Duration

30 months

Period

July 2019 - December 2022

Coordinator

Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale (DTA) scarl

Reference in EnginSoft

Silvia Di Rosa

Partners Number

15

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