Collaborative R&D 2022

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 2022:



Life-Cycle-Assessment (LCA) of Turbomachinery Components

"How to approach the quantification of ecological sustainability in turbomachinery manufacturing?”

Horizontal Process Chain


Surface Integrity – Extension of the Database

"How to achieve a standardized evaluation of surface integrity for different machining processes?”

Benchmark: Machining Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

"Which surface qualities and processing times are achievable when combining ultrasonic-assisted milling and grinding?”


Benchmark: Waterjet- and Laser-Stripping Process of Ceramic and Metallic Coatings on Turbine Blades

"Are Waterjet- and Laser-Stripping processes alternatives to remove coatings from turbine blades?”

Advanced Machining


Machinability Evaluation of Future Turbomachinery Alloys

"What about the machinability of future turbomachinery alloys and how
to improve it?”


Assessment of the Automated Tool Wear Measurement System in Application

"What are the technical and economical potentials of an automated tool wear measurement system?”


Further Analysis of Advanced Cutting Tool Materials BL-PCBN & SiAlON Ceramics

"How to increase the process reliability for the advanced cutting tool materials?”

Additive Manufacturing


LMD with High Deposition Rates for Additive Manufacturing of Rotationally Symmetric Parts

"What are the limits of the LMD process in terms of achievable deposition rates?”


Development of Advanced EHLA 3D Processes Using Inconel 738

"How far can the technological frontiers be pushed for EHLA 3D of Inconel 738 regarding material properties and geometrical features?”


Adaptive Process Control for LPBF

"Can part quality be increased by a locally adapted LPBF process control?"



Roughness Inspection Driven by Manufacturing Data

"Can conventional inspection for surface quality be replaced by a targeted evaluation of manufacturing process data?”


dPart® – Digital Twin Framework for Machining Domain

"How to implement an IIoT-based digital twin framework in production?”


In-situ Adaption of Process Strategies based on Monitoring Data

"Can the LPBF process be adapted to sensor data in-situ to improve the part quality?”

Collaborative R&D 2022

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Collaborative R&D 2020

Collaborative R&D 2019

Collaborative R&D 2018

Collaborative R&D 2017