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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Krupp
Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering, Georesources and Materials Engineering
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2021 to 31.12.2024
EU contribution:
5.999.645 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958192.  


Tailoring ODS materials processing routes for additive manufacturing of high temperature devices for aggressive environments


Europe’s industry is facing many challenges such as global competition and the big change towards energy and resource efficiency. topAM can contribute to these demands by development and application of novel processing routes for new oxide-dispersoid strengthened (ODS) alloys on FeCrAl, Ni and NiCu basis. Novel ODS materials offer a clear advantage for the process industry by manufacturing e.g. topology-optimized, sensor-integrated high temperature devices (gas burner heads, heat exchangers) that are exposed to aggressive environments. Alloy and process development will be targeted by an advanced integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) approach combining computational thermodynamics, microstructure and process simulation to contribute to save time, raw materials and increase the component’s lifetime. Physical alloy production will be realized by combining nanotechnologies to aggregate ODS composites with laser-powder bed fusion and post-processing. The ICME approach will be complemented by comprehensive materials characterization and intensive testing of components under industrially relevant in-service conditions. This strategy allows to gain a deeper understanding of the process-microstructure-properties relationships and to quantify the improved functionalities, properties and life cycle assessment. This will promote cost reduction, improved energy efficiency and superior properties combined with a significant lifetime increase. The consortium consists of users, materials suppliers and research institutes that are world leading in the fields relevant for this proposal, which guarantees efficient, high-level, application-oriented execution of topAM. The industrial project partners, in particular the SMEs, will achieve higher competitiveness due to their strategic position in the value chain of materials processing, e.g. powder production, to strengthen Europe's leading position in the emerging technology field of AM in a unique combination with ICME.


  • La Rochelle Université, France
  • Stiftung Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Germany
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Ustav fyziky materialu, Akademie Ved Ceske republiky, v.v.i., Czechia
  • Dechema-Forschungsinstitut Stiftung, Germany
  • Siec Badawczka Lukasiewicz – Krakowski Instytut Technologiczny, Poland
  • VDM Metals International GmbH, Germany
  • Linde GmbH, Germany
  • RISE IVF AB, Sweden
  • ZOZ GmbH, Germany
  • Indutherm Giesstechnologie GmbH, Germany
  • Questek Europe AB, Sweden
  • Aktiebolaget Sandvik Materialstechnology, Sweden
  • KME Germany GmbH, Germany





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