Development of the complete workflow for producing and using a novel nanomodified Ti-based alloy for additive manufacturing in special applications


The aim is to develop a complete workflow (from powder production to demo) for manufacturing parts using a Ti-based alloy reinforced with ceramic nanoparticles via additive manufacturing. This advance is geared for use in special applications in sectors such as aeronautics, aerospace, and industrial equipment, among others.



Ceit’s Role

Ceit-IK4’s role is to focus on manufacturing the titanium-based alloy reinforced with ceramic nanoparticles. Two routes will be followed. The first is to develop a gas atomization system that can directly manufacture the mixed metal powder. The second is to use a titanium cylindrical bar (preform) that has the nanoparticles embedded in its interior, where this bar is subsequently converted into powder via electrode induction melting gas atomization.