Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 has a significant emphasis on industry and supporting innovation in SMEs. SEAM’s traditional links to industry and its commitment to developing the South-East region means it is strategically placed to participate in the Horizon 2020 programme.  

H2020 Partner Offers

M-ERA.NET Call 2016: Materials for additive manufacturing

SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials) is a research and development facility based in Waterford Institute of Technology providing innovate materials engineering solutions for research and industrial partners from wide ranging sectors such as Biomedical, Pharma, Precision Engineering and Energy.

SEAM offers 3D metal printing expertise in the following areas;

Microstructure Control & Surface Optimisation: Microstructure evolution in solidification and process parameter control & optimisation

SEAM has developed key methods for investigating the laser parameters governing the DMLS technology. This has allowed research into the area of material customisation and optimisation for part specific functionality. Current research topics include structure –property (the effects of fatigue, wear and fretting) relationships being applied to customised metal 3D printed components.

Residual stress analysis: Thermal stress relief, recrystallization & grain growth and phase changes

Residual stresses play a significant role in a number of materials used in AM. SEAM is investigating effects of alteration and recrystallization of the microstructure for Ti-6Al-4V and other prominent materials.  SEAM is exploring novel methods based on the Barkhausen principal for the non-destructive analysis of residual stresses in additively manufactured components.

Functionalised Demonstrator Manufacture

SEAM has experience in the embedding of sensor technology in complex components including intricate design features. 

Metrological Validation, Material Property Analysis & Mechanical Testing

SEAM has a number of niche technologies including, metal 3D printing (EOS M280), X-ray microtomography (GE VTOMEX L300, Nanotom S) as well as a suite of analytical equipment for traditional analysis techniques for non-destructive metrological analysis, material property analysis and mechanical property testing.

A number of SEAM’s industrial and SME clients are interested in H2020 participation.

Brokerage Events: Info day and Brokerage event, June 15, Birmingham, UK

Contact: Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM Centre Director & Technology Gateway Manager, South Eastern Applied Materials (SEAM) Research Centre Applied Technology Building, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland. Tel:+353-51-845648, Mob: 087-9668547, Email: rraghavendra@wit.ie

 

FOF-10-2017: New technologies and life cycle management for reconfigurable and reusable customised products.

SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials) is a research and development facility based in Waterford Institute of Technology providing innovate materials engineering solutions for research and industrial partners from wide ranging sectors such as Biomedical, Pharma, Precision Engineering and Energy.

SEAM has a number of niche technologies including metal 3D Metal printing (EOS M280), X-ray microtomography (GE VTOMEX L300, Naontom S), Finite Element Modelling and Failure analysis as well as a suite of analytical equipment for traditional analysis techniques. SEAM capabilities include; Design, Failure Analysis, Metrology Analysis, Material Characterisation, Containment Identification/Analysis and Mechanical Property Analysis.

Partner offer: FOF-10-2017: New technologies and life cycle management for reconfigurable and reusable customised products. 

SEAM has expertise in;

  • Circular design strategies for the upgrading, reuse and recycle of components for the consumer electronics industry
  • Innovative, sustainable materials with low carbon foot print, low energy, low environmental impact
  • Low environmental impact manufacturing processes

SEAM has work packages developed to address the following areas;

  • Methodologies, engineering and tools for the fast reconfiguration and re-use of personalised products and their components
  • New production techniques allowing for a fast manufacturing, assembly and configuration of complex personalised products
  • Innovative methods and technologies for personalised products updatability, disassembly for reuse and end of life management of the products as well as their different components

A number of SEAM’s industrial and SME clients are interested in H2020 participation.

Brokerage Events: Info day and Brokerage event, June 15, Birmingham, UK

Contact: Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra, SEAM Center Director & Technology Gateway Manager, South Eastern Applied Materials (SEAM) Research Centre Applied Technology Building, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland Tel:+353-51-845648, Mob: 087-9668547, Email: rraghavendra@wit.ie