Accelerated Metallurgy (ACCMet)
Project description – The Accelerated Discovery of Alloy Formulations using Combinatorial Principles
This is an EU FP7 Large-scale integrating collaborative project. The core concept of AccMet is to deliver an integrated pilot-scale facility for the combinatorial synthesis and testing of many thousands of unexplored alloy formulations. This facility will be the first of its kind in the world.
The novel technology that enables this facility is based on automated, direct laser fabrication (DLF). The key feature of the new variant of the technology is the way in which a mixture of elements is accurately and directly fed into the laser's focal point.
Key partners Co-ordinated by the European Space Agency (ESA), 31 partners
Rolls Royce Plc, Centro Ricerche Fiat Scpa Avio S.P.A ,Eads Deutschland Gmbh, Bruker Eas Gmbh United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Ocas - Onderzoekscentrum Voor Aanwending Van Staal N.V. (Arcelor), Norsk Titanium Components As
Johnson Matthey Plc. Magnesium Elektron Limited, Aktsiaselts Silmet , Tls Technik Gmbh & Co. Spezialpulver Kg
Renishaw plc, Granta Design Ltd, Avantys Engineering Gmbh & Co. Kg
Stiftelsen Sintef , Flamac, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V , Installation Europeenne De Rayonnement Synchrotron (ESRF), Institut Max Von Laue - Paul Langevin (ILL)
Cardiff University, Universitaet Ulm, Universita Degli Studi Di Torino, Universite De Rouen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Riso), The University of Sheffield, The University of Cambridge, Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza Im. Stanislawa Staszica W Krakowie, The University of Birmingham
Total budget 60 months (started June 2011) , income to UoB €1,172,760, total project budget €21,952,868
Project website http://www.accmet-project.eu/index.html
Research Team members Prof. Paul Bowen,Dr Moataz Attallah, Dr Nick Adkins, Dr Steve McCain, Bastian Hauptstein (Dept. Of Chemistry), Tian Li (Dept.of Mechanical Engineering), Shichao Liu