Currently the adoption of additive manufacturing in highly regulated sectors such as aerospace and space is hindered in part by the lack of laid down standards for part quality, reliability, traceability and process repeatability.
The Daedalus project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The project will help make the
Joining the NCAM in this ground-breaking project are Bristol-based HiETA Technologies, who are leading the project, Arrowsmith Engineering (
HiETA is a design, development and production company pioneering the use of metallic additive manufacturing technologies. Arrowsmith is a precision engineering company which has worked in the
Alex Morrison, advanced research engineer at NCAM, said: "We are really excited to start work on the Daedalus project. As part of the project consortium we can add significant value to the
Dominic Turner, senior manufacturing and operations engineer at HiETA, added: "We are delighted to be teaming up with NCAM alongside Valuechain and Arrowsmith on this project. It will allow HiETA and the
As well as developing a single, traceable digital thread and the flexible integration of facility and production management systems, the project will develop artificial intelligence-enabled solutions for material and process control and stability.
The final demonstrator will be a digitally integrated AM supply chain which will be a secure, collaborative, intelligent and independent platform whereby reliable AM raw material and product traceability data can be shared between the supply chain partners.
The MTC - which is home to the NCAM - was founded by the