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    Introducing AMOS
    Additive Manufacturing
    Optimization & Simulation Platform
    for repairing & remanufacturing
    of aerospace components
  • funding
    Collaborative Funding
    AMOS is a joint EU-Canadian
    funded opportunity.
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    AMOS objectives
    To focus on key Direct Energy Deposition (DED)
    Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes
    to be used as cost-effective & efficient repairing
    & re-manufacturing scenarios
    for aerospace components

OUR PROCESS

Recent global recession, demand for new aircraft and the number of aging aircraft fleets have contributed to the increasing cost of aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul. Scheduled maintenance checks are performed throughout the lifecycle of an aircraft at different levels (i.e. structural, components, systems, engine and avionics).

However, defects can occur at any time due to the aircraft's operating environment. They affect the performance of the aircraft and are characteristically unique, requiring individual solutions for each instance. Aircraft wings, engines and fuselage are most susceptible to damage on ground (by service and maintenance equipment and fixtures) and in air (by foreign objects, birds, lightning strikes or similar acts of nature). Consequently, unscheduled maintenance becomes necessary to replace defective components and ensure safety, reliability and airworthiness.

The AMOS project focuses on several key Direct Energy Deposition (DED) Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. DED systems offer flexible and have great potential to be used as cost-effective and efficient repairing and re-manufacturing scenarios for aerospace components such as turbine blades and landing gears. Damaged components can be repaired (on-demand) and material lost in service can also be re-deposited to restore the component to its original shape. This approach has the potential to reduce lead times, costs, material waste and extend the service life of damaged or worn components.

RECENT NEWS

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McGill students model AM cell in Sheffield

Two students from McGill University in Canada visited the Nuclear AMRC in Sheffield this week. Thomas Hitchcox and Jordan Cave examined the bulk additive manufacturing cell to inform their work on defect detection and process planning within the project.

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  • July 3, 2017
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ECN hosts meeting for AMOS partners

ECN hosted a meeting for all the AMOS partners at their facility in Nantes on 21 and 22 June 2017. Partners discussed the progress of the project to date as well as the challenges to be met in the next period. Results coming in from the expanded testing workpackage show a lot of promise and form a firm basis ...

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  • July 3, 2017
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Students from McGill working in Sweden

Two PhD-students from McGill, Lydia Lawand and Khalil Alhandawi, are currently in Sweden working with GKN. The students will spend approximately 10 weeks in Sweden working on WP5 with a multidisciplinary optimisatoin platform in connection with the GKN use case. The main goal is to achieve a comple...

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  • July 3, 2017