Collaborative R&D 2019

Based on the fixed annual contributions of each of the ICTM Industry Partners a set of Collaborative R&D Projects is conducted. These projects allow high synergies and significant benefits of cooperation in particular for pre-competitive issues. All of the Collaborative R&D Projects are defined and conducted on an annual base integrating all partners to input their particular demands and participate in the results. Within the projects specific technology improvement for individual manufacturing processes as well as comprehensive improvement of the entire manufacturing chain also with regard to Digitalization is addressed. The Collaborative R&D Projects are selected by the ICTM Partner Community on the Annual R&D Meeting based on the developed ICTM Roadmap for collaborative R&D.

This roadmap covers a mid-term range and will be extended continuously to derive an annual set of collaborative R&D projects each year. As it is proprietary information to the ICTM, it cannot be disclosed to public in detail.

To complement the annual selection of collaborative R&D projects according to its roadmap the ICTM continuously screens funding opportunities that allow to address strategic topics, which could not be included because of limited collaborative annual budget. To stay independent and without constraints result of the internationality of the Partner Community, the ICTM is able to set-up sub-consortia in addition to the Partner Community with regards to particular funding projects.

Based on the ICTM Roadmap the following projects will be conducted in 2019:

Advanced Machining


Alternative Process Chains for Profiled-Slot Manufacturing

"Which potential can be achieved in identified process chains for Profiled Slot Manufacturing?"


Systematic Analysis on Surface Integrity Parameters

"Standardized database for the effect of different manufacturing processes on surface integrity."


Sensor-assisted Analysis of Tip Repair Process

"How can sensor-supported online QA be achieved for sensitive processes such as tip repair?"


Potentials of Micro
Textured Cutting Tools
in Machining of Aero Engine Alloys

"To what extend can tool life be increased by surface texturing of cutting tools for milling of aero engine alloys?"


Near-net-shape Rough Milling of Turbo Engine Components with Barrel Tools

"Can barrel tools be used for roughing in order to establish a near-netshape offset material situation for finish milling?"


Active Vibration

"What is the potential of active vibration reduction systems?"


Finish Turning with
Ceramic Inserts Using Pulsating High-pressure Cutting Fluid Supply

"Is it feasible to apply high-pressure coolant supply in finish turning with ceramic inserts by using innovative pulsating cooling strategy?"

Additive Manufacturing


Process Strategies for Near-net Shape LMD on Robotic Systems

"What are suitable build strategies to create precise components with LMD on robotic systems?"


Overview of Process Monitoring Concepts for LPBF

"What are suitable process monitoring concepts for LPBF and what are their potentials?"


Reduction of Cracks in LPBF Components by Means of Modulated Laser Radiation

"Is it possible to avoid cracks in L-PBF components by using modulated laser radiation?"


Overview about
Pre-heating Concepts for LPBF

"What are suitable pre-heating concepts for L-PBF and what are their potentials?"

Industrie 4.0


Potentials of Data Analytics for BliskSeries Production

"Do acquisition and analysis of process data in series production enable improvement of product quality and process stability?"


Analysis of Part Distortion due to Residual Stress in Milling (study)

"How can part distortion of a thin-walled component be analyzed during milling?"

Collaborative R&D 2018

Collaborative R&D 2017