UK College To Develop Next-Gen Alloys

The University of Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing research centre (AMRC) has won £6m ($9m) of EU funding to develop a lightweight alloy for the aerospace sector.

The University of Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing research centre (AMRC) with Boeing has won £6m ($9m) of EU funding to develop a lightweight alloy for the aerospace sector.

The MMTech project, financed by the European Commission’s research and innovation project Horizon 2020, will develop new ways of working with gamma titanium aluminide, which is very light and strong making it a good material from which to make aircraft engine components.

“Unfortunately, it is notoriously difficult to use,” said Professor Keith Ridgway, executive dean of AMRC.

“This project will examine new powder production methods, and new casting, machining and 3D printing techniques.”

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