The possibilities of additive manufacturing together with nano-additived material to achieve dramatic improvements in structural parts for the aerospace, mobility and equipment sectors

Financed by

European commission

Program: H2020-EU.2.1.3.

Grant agreement ID: 685952


  • Aidimme

  • Laurentia Technologies

  • Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia

  • Ceit

  • Vito

  • Zoz GMBH

  • TLS Technik Speziapulver

  • APR

  • TWI


NANOTUN3D will take advantage of the possibilities of additive manufacturing (AM) and the development of a specially tailored Ti-based nano-additive material in order to achieve dramatic improvements in structural parts for the aerospace, mobility, and equipment sectors, with savings in material projected to be between 40% and 50% in critical applications. The inherent benefits of AM (decrease in throughput times, tool-less production, high buy-to-fly-run ratios, etc.) will be maintained.

By adding nanoparticles (NPs) to metal matrixes, the enitre life cycle of the NANOTUN3D material is designed with AM processability in mind: safety and handling issues, processing in well-known AM technologies, postprocessing and eventual certification issues are dealt with, and innovative core-shell NP treatment that suits the Ti matrix and produces Ti64-like powder that is ready to be AM processed. A whole health, safety and environmental management system will also be developed, as well as all the protocols to start material and process qualification/certification.