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  • MMTech's focus

    MMTech aims to develop technologies and methodologies which have the potential to save cost and time across the whole aircraft lifecycle

    Aeroplane
  • Cutting Edge

    A scientific approach based on the sustainable introduction of titanium aluminide alloy, γ-TiAl: a promising advanced material for aerospace applications

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MMTECH

New aerospace advanced cost effective materials and rapid manufacturing technologies

The MMTech project will focus on the development of technologies and methodologies which have the potential to save cost and time across the whole aircraft lifecycle, including design, production, maintenance, overhaul, repair and retrofit. It will investigate the steps needed to certify the new technologies for use on planes. The scientific target is based on the sustainable introduction of titanium aluminide alloys in the gamma phase, known as gamma titanium aluminides or γ-TiAl. This is a promising material for aerospace applications because is performs well at the high temperatures found in engines and is lighter than the nickel alloys which are currently in use. However, it is extremely brittle at low temperatures and so is hard to work with.

Find out more by watching the MMTECH video.

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MMTECH partners have produced a virtual pilot line which shows how gamma-titanium parts can be produced in a factory setting.

Access free vocational training in additive manufacture, courtesy of 3DPRISM. This course was developed during a 27 month project funded through ERASMUS+ and coordinated by the AMRC,University of Sheffield in partnership with Florida Universitaria, CECIMO, Exelia and Cimea.

RECENT NEWS

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Results in Brief article on MMTECH published

The Commission's dissemination service, CORDIS, has published a summary of MMTECH in their Results in Brief section. The article gives discusses the key project results and the impact of the project on the aerospace industry

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  • October 11, 2019
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Gamma titanium parts tested on DIGRO lab car

DIGRO have tested the laser-cut and machined gamma titanium parts on their lab car. The different parts were tested on a lab car at extremes of temperature and pressure. The parts were stable up to 1,280 degrees. When compared to the state of the art, AM reduced the production time by 85%, and laser-cutt...

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  • April 19, 2019
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Virtual pilot line released

The virtial pilot line for making gamma titanium parts using additive manufacturing processes has been released. This gives an overview of the processes involved as well as the inputs to each system and the outputs to be expected.

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  • November 29, 2018