Projects: Custom Search
Reference Number EP/Y036387/1
Title DurAMat
Status Started
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 80%;
Energy Efficiency (Industry) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr J R Kermode
No email address given
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 06 October 2023
End Date 05 October 2027
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £260,676
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme UKRI MSCA
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr J R Kermode , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (100.000%)
Web Site
Abstract The current industrial approach to create metal products is unsustainable. Massive amounts of energy consumption, chemicals, water and the exhaustion of natural metal resources are the hallmark of metal production and processing industries. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) presents an opportunity to ameliorate metal processing and product manufacturing. While this is a known fact, a full scale industrial implementation of metal AM has been impossible until now due to the lack of consistent AM metal quality. DurAMat is the game-changer that will engender long-lasting performance properties of AM products used in severe exposure environments. DurAMat research will i) develop AM components from different alloy families sustainably ii) enable AM as preferred repair method for defunct metallic products and iii) enable AM for metal functionalisation. DurAMat's research combinesexperimental research with multiscale modelling and machine learning (ML) methods.DurAMat fills important knowledge gaps and will innovate AM metals (duplex steel alloys for marine, magnesium for bioresorbable implants) and coatings (biocomposite and AM metal coatings for corrosion and mechanical performance), technologies and services (AM for repair, ML for corrosion inhibitor selection), three computational models (multiscale and ML) and one device (add-on for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing microstructure control).The DurAMat consortium consists of 6 Universities, 2 Research Centres and 5 Industrial Companies from 6 European Countries. It will train 10 doctoral candidates in a holistic approach, encompassing cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge transfer, teaching activities and cultivating interpersonal and transferable skills. DurAMat's impact forecasts, among others, a 30% energy reduction in the processing and manufacturing of products, 60% less end product failures reducing health hazards, eco pollution and casualties, and 20% cost benefit compared to conventional industry approaches
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 08/11/23