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Development and validation of a powder HIP route for high temperature Astroloy to manufacture Ultrafan® IP Turbine Casings

Financed by

European Commission

Programa: H2020 / Clean Sky2

Grant agreement ID: JTI-CS2-2017-CfP07-ENG-03-22


  • Ceit (coordinator)

  • ITP AERO (Topic manger)



  • Aubert&Duval



The main objective of HUC is to improve the buy to fly ratio from the typically achieved 9 through the conventional cast and wrought route to less than 3 through NNSHIP being the material developed able to withstand engine relevant conditions with and without exposure guaranteeing its ability to contain.

This project is a response to the call for proposals under Clean Sky 2 and Joint Undertaking to manufacture IP Turbine casings for the new generation Ultrafan® engine from Astroloy using Net Shape Hot Isostatic Pressing of powder (NSHIP). Five partners with complementary expertise in the areas required to undertake the work including powder manufacturing and characterisation; NSHIP and modelling; low cost tooling, as well as microstructural and property assessment are involved in this proposal.

Ceit's role in the project

The role of CEIT in HUC is to be the project coordinator and main responsible of innovation activities as WP1 (optimisation and validation of the powder cycle), WP2 (material design data), WP4 (process modelling) and WP7 (Validation) leader. In addition, Ceit leads the WP8 related with managing, and collaborates in the WP3 (containment capability), WP5 (low cost canning tool) and WP6 (manufacturing of the casings).

Main activities in HUC based on Ceit´s expertise are related with powder design, atomisation and characterisation and NNSHIP route for aeronautic. Ceit also works in the model of the behaviour of powder during HIP.