The main objective of the 3TANIUM is the establishment of NDT methods that are capable to provide the secure detection of process related critical flaws and defects and to understand their effects on material and mechanical properties in Ti6A l4V AM parts. The overall aim of the proposed 3TANIUM project is the quantitative assessment of the applicability of NDT methods applied on appropriately and innovatively post-treated (heat- and surface-treated) AM parts in order to realize benefits offered by AM in the aeronautical industry. Therefore, evaluation of reliable Non-Destructive Testing and Analysis (NDT/NDA) techniques for precisely and securely assessing eventual defects and their criticality in AM parts will be performed.
Project leader: Dr. Peter Velicsanyi
Cr Free REAL
The general objective of the Cr Free REAL project is to develop and test a suitable REACH compliant Cr(VI)-free process for removal of anodic layers. The oxide layers to be removed are deposited either by new Cr(VI)-free alternative processes (SAA, Cr(III) chemical conversion) or by current Cr(VI) containing processes (CAA and Alodine). The oxide stripping process to be developed shall be able to completely and uniformly remove the oxide layers, without deteriorating the aluminium alloy substrate and its properties.
Project Leader: Dr. Carmen Ioana Vladu