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    Introducing AMOS
    Additive Manufacturing
    Optimization & Simulation Platform
    for repairing & remanufacturing
    of aerospace components
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    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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EU team visits NuclearAMRC

The European AMOS partners visited the bulk additive manufacturing cell at the Nuclear AMRC in Sheffield. During the meeting, project progress was discussed and partners visited the robotic welding cell to see the work being done on the project.

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  • October 2, 2016
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New European-Canadian research to explore additive repair for aerospace

A new research collaboration between Canada and Europe is developing additive manufacturing technology to repair components for the aerospace industry. The AMOS project (Additive manufacturing optimization and simulation platform for repairing and remanufacturing of aerospace components) focuses on a...

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  • May 4, 2016
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AMOS launches project website

Welcome to the website for AMOS. AMOS is a joint funded project by the European Union under the H2020 program and CARIC. To find out up to date news about the project, partners, events and results, visit regularly, or follow us on twitter ( @AMOSadditive ). You can also find out about the project by visiting ...

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  • April 18, 2016