The Grade2XL project, funded by the programme Horizon 2020, will demonstrate the potential of multi-material wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) for large structures ~1 to >10 m length. Grade2XL will strengthen Europe’s capacity to drive manufacturing innovation globally and withstand growing competition from Asia.
M2i is leading the Grade2XL consortium and has been carrying out the following tasks:
- Project initiation: proposal coordination and writing, consortium building
- (WP 1 Functional grading) Topology optimisation: Design tool for graded structures with minimum distortions
- (WP 7 Dissemination and exploitation): Generic communication and support in organising a WAAM Roadshow
- (WP 8 Project management): Main contact point with the European Commission, day-to-day management