809, 2023

Seminar Circular Electronics on Tuesday, September 26th, TU Delft (free)

Electronics uses many of the critical raw materials. Current manufacturing technologies made consumable electronics very accessible but barely recyclable. Different strategies for improving the circularity of electronic devices are in the scope of the Circular Circuits project, funded by the Dutch NWO Perspectief program under the leadership of Prof. dr. ir. Arnold Tukker managed by M2i. The Circular Electronics seminar is organised by the valorisation manager of the project Jan-Henk Welink with support of M2i gives you an overview of the possible approaches. The preliminary program is: 13.00 – 13.30 Walk-in with coffee and tea 13.30 – 13.50 Introduction of the project Circular Circuits and her work packages 13.50 – 14.10 Material flow and improvements hot spots 14.10 – 14.30 Life time extending technology 14.30 – 15.00 Coffee/tea break 15.00 – 15.20 Design of products and services 15.20 – 15.40 Separation and recycling technology 15.40 – 16.00 Business models and closed loop value chains 16.00 – Drinks This free seminar takes place at the Delft University of Technology. You can subscribe here. We will

409, 2023

DEPMAT Kick-Off Event Held!​

On August 31st, the full consortium gathered at Tata Steel Netherlands in IJmuiden for the kick-off event of the DEPMAT Perspectief program. With 35+ people attending the event, ranging from the PhD and PostDoc researchers and supervisors, to the industrial representatives of the various companies, the event was a success. Read more

3008, 2023

Grade2XL AM Challenge: Application opens 4rd of September

During the annual conference M2i Conference, taking place on 11 December 2022, the Grade2XL project will organize an Additive Manufacturing Challenge for students, researchers and engineers in the field of Aerospace, Architecture, Design, Maritime, Materials, Mechanical, a.o. as part of the Grade2XL project. We therefore challenge you to design a novel product, to be printed with wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM).

2708, 2023

Nationaal Groeifonds proposal receives positive recommendation

On June 30th, the Nationaal Groeifonds committee gave a positive advice for the granting of the Groeien met Groen Staal (Growing with Green Steel) proposal. This programme is a plan to make the Dutch steel sector more sustainable by 2030, and fully CO2-neutral by 2050. To this end, the Netherlands is developing a technological lead, through which the country will not only work towards climate goals but will also become more economically competitive. Read more about the announcement here (DUTCH). The consortium consists of 30+ partners, covering the full steel cycle, from system change and sustainable production, through processing and circular use, down to the recovery. While the latter four focus on technological development through the entire value chain, the topic of system change focuses on the organisational changes necessary within factories and value chains and at the societal level. During the programme, a number of low-emission demonstrators and pilot plants will be built, and they will be developed to become emission-free by using hydrogen and sustainably generated electricity. This way, the processes will

3006, 2023

PhD Defense – cum laude for Björn Nijhuis

M2i is proud to announce that on 22 June 2023, Björn Nijhuis defended his PhD thesis (Efficient Thermomechanical Modelling of Large-Scale Metal Additive Manufacturing).  Björn's project was part of the Perspective programme Aim2XL, and he obtained his PhD cum laude!! Björn Nijhuis on LinkedIn: 'Last Thursday, I successfully defended my thesis and was awarded my doctorate degree cum laude. The defence ceremony certainly was a memorable milestone after four interesting, but intense, years of research! I would like to thank my (co)promotors Bert Geijselaers, Jos Havinga and Ton van den Boogaard for their guidance and assistance during my PhD. A word of thanks also goes out to the Materials innovation institute M2i for the efforts spent on coordinating the AiM2XL programme of which my research was part. The coming year, I will continue my academic career as a postdoctoral researcher in the Chair of Nonlinear Solid Mechanics at the University of Twente. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead!' Interested in Björn's PhD-research? You can find the thesis under:https://lnkd.in/edT8kSYB .

3005, 2023

Enlighten researchers visit Airbus Defence and Space

Recently the members of the M2i/NWO project Enlighten visited Airbus Defence And Space for a workshop on Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, hosted by Javad Fatemi. The Enlighten project is funded by the NWO Perspectief Program.

2804, 2023

Jilt Sietsma receives Royal Honour

Jilt Sietsma, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) of the Technical University Delft was made a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion in Rijswijk. 

2804, 2023

Smart*Light Workshop: Shedding Smart*Light on materials

The Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project Smart*Light is coming to an end. The project, started in 2018, was designed to develop a revolutionary compact and movable tuneable X-ray source with high brilliance for a great number of applications, from complex materials characterizations to analysis of art works and advanced medical research.  To share with you project results and the project participants’ vision for future developments and applications, we kindly invite you to our final workshop at the Depot Boijmans van Beuningen on the 25th of May. For more information and registration, please scan the QR code or use the following link: https://ti-coast.yvent.nu/  Registration deadline: 11th of May 2023 

2504, 2023

PhD defense Tijmen Vermeij: cum laude!

M2i is proud to announce that on 21 April 2023, Tijmen Vermeij defended his PhD thesis “High-Resolution Identification of Plasticity and Damage in Multi-Phase Steels”. The project was a collaboration between M2i, NWO, TATA Steel, and TU Eindhoven. Tijmen obtained his PhD cum laude!

3103, 2023

Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, visits the AiM2XL project on 20 March 2023

Micky Adriaansens, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, visited the AiM2XL consortium on 20th March, 2023 at RAMLAB in Rotterdam to learn more about the AiM2XL program. “Additive Manufacturing of Large-scale components” (AiM2XL) is a Perspectief program that started five years ago with funding from the Dutch Research Council TTW-NWO and is led by prof. Fred van Keulen from TU Delft.

3003, 2023

Grade2XL webinar: “Design and topology optimization opportunities and challenges for additively manufactured structures”

The Grade2XL webinar will be on 21th of April at 13:00, this time the topic is “Design and topology optimization opportunities and challenges for additively manufactured structures”. During the Grade2XL webinar the two speakers, Sergej Skornšek (Project Manager at Gorenje Toolmaking) and Prof. Wim VAN PAEPEGEM (Ghent University), will discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by additive manufacturing for the design and optimisation of parts. More information and registration.

2001, 2023

MSE Symposium Steel for Sustainability

The Department Materials Science and Engineering of TU Delft invites its academic, industrial and societal partners for the symposium Steel for Sustainability on 31 March from 10.00-17.30 hrs in the Prinsenhof, Delft

1101, 2023

Interview with the winners of the Grade2XL Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2022

The winners of the 2022 edition of the Grade2XL Additive Manufacturing Challenge have been revealed during the M2i Meeting Materials conference held in Noordwijkerhout (NL) on 13 december 2023. The winning team is coming from IRT Jules Verne, a research institute based in Nantes, France. The winners were invited to the M2i conference to receive their prize, and got the chance to visit RAMLAB facilities and to initiate discussions with the team in charge of the manufacturing of their part. About the winning team Julio-Cesar DE LUCA (Team Leader) is Senior R&D Engineer with PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Noise and Vibration) and Master in Metrology. Currently he is the European Technical leader at IRT Jules Verne. Serge PRIGENT (Conception AM Pale Pelton) is Expert Additive Manufacturing and WAAM, team leader of the team Process Manufacturing Metals. Viktor VAVRA (AM Technician – CAD drawing) is Technician Senior in mechanical conception and Additive Manufacturing part design and production. Check out the interview with Julio Cesar DE LUCA, PhD, European

2112, 2022

Grade2XL AM Challenge – December 2022

During the annual Meeting Materials conference of 13 December 2022, organized by M2i, Grade2XL held its third open Additive Manufacturing Challenge. For the Grade2XL contest we challenged engineers and researchers to design a novel, multi-material product that can be printed with wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). The expert jury had a tough job judging all the designs that were submitted.