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  • MMTech 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.

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RECENT NEWS

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IK4-IDEKKO hosts MMTech General Meeting

IK4-IDEKO will host the forthcoming MMTech General Meeting in Elgoibar (Spain). The new adaptive control system results will be presented. This system, based on the measurement of vibration signals from the cutting process, increases the stability of y-TiAl machining processes through a smart activation of acti...

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  • October 6, 2017
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MMTECH results presented at Additive Manufacturing Forum

Dr James Hughes presented the latest additive results from MMTECH at the AMRC forum: latest developments in additive technology. The forum is a technology network for manufacturing businesses and covers a range of topics related to current and emerging technologies and supply chain issues. Dr Hughes des...

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  • April 3, 2017
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FIDIA presents MMTECH at MECSPE

FIDIA showcased the results of their work on the MMTECH project at MECSPE . The exhibition allows visitors to see a wide rage of new materials, machine and technologies for advanced manufacturing.

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  • March 28, 2017