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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.

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RECENT NEWS

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MMTECH presented to AMRC partner companies

Adrian Sharman presented his work on the MMTECH project to attendees from the AMRC partner companies. He gave details of the different trials which had been carried out and a method of making non-porous, crack-free gamma titanium aluminide parts using additive manufacture.

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  • November 16, 2017
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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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TEKS promote MMTECH to Women in Engineering and Technology

Sideqe Askre from TEKS presented her work on MMTECH at an event held to celebrate International Women in Engineering Technology on 23 June 2017. She also disseminated the project at the Assessors at Go4Set Celebration at Sheffield Hallam on 6 June.

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  • June 26, 2017