The consortium includes participants from six different countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom and Switzerland), with different company sizes, representing the whole life cycle of aircraft parts (design, production, maintenance, overhaul, repair and retrofit), including integration with the standardization system.

Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Additive Produktionstechnologien IAPT

  • Project coordinator
  • AM process optimization
  • AM process development of high strength aluminium-lithium-material
  • Development and validation of integrity systems for AM parts

» located in Hamburg, Germany

Airbus Operations GmbH

  • Definition of requirements formaterials and demonstrators
  • Development and validation of design process & tools
  • Development of business models for after sales supply chain

» located in Hamburg, Germany

Tekna Plasma Europe SAS

  • Powder development for aluminium-lithium material
  • Material characterization
  • Development of recycling methods for AM parts

» located in Mâcon, France


Cenit AG

  • Development of toolset for automated bionic design
  • Tool-set for automated generation of support structures
  • Support for NC and robot programming

» located in Hamburg, Germany


Hexagon Metrology S.p.A

  • Definition of requirements for integrity system
  • Assistance in development of metrology system
  • Test and validation of integrity system

» located in Turin, Italy

Hexagon Technology Center GmbH

  • Development of concepts for integrity system
  • Development of in-line and in-process integrity systems

» located in Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Asociacion Española de Normalizacion

  • Standardization of materials, methods and processes

» located in Madrid, Spain

Enlyte Ltd

  • Development of training concepts

» located in Gloucestershire, UK

Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation

  • Development of heat treatment for aluminium-lithium AM parts
  • Development of NDT methods and life time prediction
  • Development of repair methods
  • Mechanical / microstructural characterization

» located in San Sebastián, Spain