AMAZE (a European Union FP7 project)

Type: Completed Collaborative Project funded by the European Commission, FP7


Partners: Airbus Defense and Space, Avio, AvioProp, BAE Systems, BCT, Bombardier, Concept Laser, Cranfield University, EPA Lausanne, ESA, ESI, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Fraunhofer, Granta Design, Irepa Laser, Manchester University, Monash University, MTC, Norsk Titanium, Politecnico di Torino, Renishaw, Swansea University, Tecnalia, Thales Alenia Space, Trumpf, UKAEA, University of Birmingham, Volvo

The goal of the Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products (AMAZE) project was to rapidly produce large defect-free additively-manufactured (AM) metallic components up to 2m in size, ideally with close to zero waste, for use in the following high-tech sectors namely: aeronautics, space, automotive, nuclear fusion and tooling. The team was the largest and most ambitious ever assembled on this topic. Granta provided an overarching materials information management system for the consortium as a single go-to source of knowledge on materials, processes, and properties for process refinement and coordination. We were also involved in data provision for simulation activities.