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Sustainable production, processing and modelling of durable additive manufactured materials for enhanced performance and long-term service in complex environments


Project timeline
October 2023
48 months
September 2027
General Information
The current industrial approach to create metal products is unsustainable. Massive amounts of energy consumption, chemicals, water and the exhaustion of natural metal resources are the hallmark of metal production and processing industries. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) presents an opportunity to ameliorate metal processing and product manufacturing. While this is a known fact, a full scale industrial implementation of metal AM has been impossible until now due to the lack of consistent AM metal quality. DurAMat is the game-changer that will engender long-lasting performance properties of AM products used in severe exposure environments.
DurAMat is a doctoral network under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program. DurAMat research will i) develop AM components from different alloy families sustainably, ii) enable AM as preferred repair method for defunct metallic products and iii) enable AM for metal functionalisation. DurAMat’s research combines experimental research with multi-scale modelling and machine learning (ML) methods. DurAMat fills important knowledge gaps and will innovate AM metals (duplex steel alloys for marine, magnesium for bioresorbable implants) and coatings (biocomposite and AM metal coatings for corrosion and mechanical performance), technologies and services (AM for repair, ML for corrosion inhibitor selection), three computational models (multiscale and ML) and one device (add-on for Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing microstructure control).
The DurAMat consortium consists of 6 Universities, 2 Research Centres and 5 Industrial Companies from 6 European Countries. It will train 10 doctoral candidates in a holistic approach, encompassing cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge transfer, teaching activities and cultivating interpersonal and transferable skills. DurAMat’s impact forecasts, among others, a 30% energy reduction in the processing and manufacturing of products, 60% less end-product failures reducing health hazards, eco pollution and casualties, and 20% cost benefit compared to conventional industry approaches.
Hereon leads the work package entitled ‘Multiscale modelling and Machine Learning of AM metal properties’. Hereon employs and supervises 2 doctoral candidates (DC4 and DC9): DC4 will study the complex application of WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) magnesium alloys as bioresorbable implant material. DC9 will develop a data-driven model to predict the corrosion inhibiting performance of small organic molecules.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01
Project TypeHORIZON TMA MSCA Doctoral Network (DN)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101119767
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Sviatlana Lamaka, Department of Electrochemistry and Big Data (MOD), Phone: +49 4152 87 2190 and Dr. Christian Feiler, Department of Interface Modelling (MOM), Phone: +49 4152 87 2125, and Prof. Mikhail Zheludkevich (MO), Phone:+49 4152 87 1988, Institute of Surface Science
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (DE), ENDURES BV (NL), Göteborg Universitet (SE), GUARANTEED (BE), OCAS Onderzoekscentrum voor Aanwending van Staal N.V. (BE), RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (SE), Sandvik Machining Solutions AB (SE), SMALLMATEK - Small Materials and Technologies LDA (PT), Technische Universität Dresden (DE), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT), University of Warwick (UK), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
DurAMat website
Last Update: 13. October 2023