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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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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
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MMTECH at Farnborough

MMTECH partners presented the project results at the Farnborough Airshow on 19 July. As well as giving a talk on the project at the EU stand, the AMRC and AML both had stands of their own at the event, with case study parts and videos of the project.

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  • July 20, 2018
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Training for additive manufacture

3DPRISM has released an open-access online training course for additive manufacture (AM). The course includes information on AM systems, materials, and process parameters as well as giving training on CAD modelling for AM, basic maintenance and health and safety. 3DPRISM was a 27 month project funded ...

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  • June 15, 2018