1006, 2024

Next Grade2XL webinar: “Engineering the Future” on 21 June

The last Grade2XL webinar will be on Friday 21 June at 13:00, this time the topic is “Engineering the Future: Harnessing Topology Optimization and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing for Advanced Design Solutions”. In this Grade2XL webinar the two speakers, Constantinos Goulas  (Assistant Professor at UTwente) and Franz Bormann (Research Engineer and Program Manager at M2i), will present everything you need to know about how Topology Optimization (TO) can transform traditional manufacturing paradigms by enabling the creation of complex, high-performance designs that surpass conventional intuition.

3105, 2024

Materials Technology Day 2024

On 5 July the Materials Technoly Day 2024 will be organized by the TU Delft, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

3105, 2024

Looking back: kick-off meeting ‘Groeien met Groen Staal’ Programme

We are thrilled to announce that the kick-off meeting for our ambitious ‘Groeien met Groen Staal’ Programme, held on May 22 and 23, 2024, was a resounding success! The two-day meeting set a strong foundation for what promises to be a transformative journey for the entire steel sector towards sustainability and circularity, while staying a strong international competitor. 120 representatives from all 32 academic and industry partners engaged in fruitful discussions to present their ambitions related to the 45 demonstration and knowledge development projects, and

2703, 2024

Next Grade2XL webinar: “Non-destructive testing and monitoring techniques for AM metallic parts” on 12 April

The Grade2XL webinar will be on Friday 12 April at 13:00, this time the topic is “Non-destructive testing and monitoring techniques for additive manufactured metallic parts”. In this Grade2XL webinar the two speakers, Steve Mahaut (Head of Monitoring, Control and Diagnosis Unit CEA) and Anaïs Baumard (Research Engineer CEA), will present everything you need to know about Non-destructive testing and monitoring techniques for additive manufactured metallic parts.

1803, 2024

Visit of EC-officer to Grade2XL project at RAMLAB

On 15th March 2024, the EC-officer visited RAMLAB to learn how the Grade2XL demonstrators are progressing. The project review meeting took place on this day at the premises of RAMLAB with 6 partners present and other 15 partners joined online.

2902, 2024

ESED kick-off was successful

We are excited to announce that ESED, funded by RVO, has been successfully kicked off on 13 February 2024. This project brings together 4 partners, with a.o. TU Delft, TNO, and ASML, to develop a universally applicable tool that will support designers in their decision-making facilitating circularity along the entire lifecycle of products.

1402, 2024

Next Grade2XL webinar: “Principles of Absolute Environmental Sustainability Assessment” on 7 March

The Grade2XL webinar will be on Thursday 7 March at 13:00, this time the topic is “Principles of Absolute Environmental Sustainability Assessment”. In this Grade2XL webinar the two speakers, Michael Zwicky Hauschild (Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Technical University of Denmark) and Stig Irving Olsen (Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Technical University of Denmark), will present how we can assess whether our products and systems stay inside “the planetary boundaries” and thus are “absolute sustainable”.

3001, 2024

New EU Project started: TRIATHLON Kick-off was a success

M2i is proud to announce that we are leading the European project TRIATHLON, a Horizon Europe project set to improve sustainability in aviation over the next 4 years. The project aims to develop disruptive approaches to design low-emission hydrogen-electric powertrains for megawatt class aircraft. Last week the TRIATHLON consortium celebrated the impressive proposal success with an equally impressive Kick-Off in Delft, hosted by TU Delft and M2i.

3001, 2024

M2i Conference 2023 – Looking back

In December 2023, M2i organized her yearly conference again. We enjoyed meeting many of the researchers and their supervisors and the discussions about all science and technology that we together create in our projects. The yearly meeting is an important moment in time where we all show our findings and gives a platform for further discussions on the work that we do now and directions that we could set for the future. For more information, the aftermovie and some pictures, click here.

2311, 2023

Next Grade2XL webinar: “WAAM & Fe-Ni alloy in aerospace tooling applications” on 1 December

The Grade2XL webinar will be on 1 December at 13:00, this time the topic is “WAAM & Fe-Ni alloy in aerospace tooling applications”. During the Grade2XL webinar the two speakers, Marko Bosman (Chief Technologist at GKN Aerospace) and Arjun Sood (Materials Science Engineer, PhD candidate at TU Delft), will discuss Tailoring low expansion Fe-Ni alloy compositions for aerospace tooling applications using twin wire arc additive manufacturing.

2710, 2023

Seminar Circular Electronics, September 26th 2023, TU Delft

This seminar was organised by the valorisation manager Jan-Henk Welink (TU Delft) to tell the broader audience more about the research project Circular Circuits. The aim of this project is to contribute to the development of a fully circular generation of electronics.

2610, 2023

Grade2XL AM Challenge: Application Deadline extended till 8 November

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).

1710, 2023

The Grade2XL project partners meet in Austria

On 12 and 13 October 2023, Voestalpine Bowler Welding (vaBWG) hosted in Leoben (Austria) 2-days meeting with the Grade2XL partners for the project review sessions and an industrial visit to the facilities of the vaBWG plant in Donawitz. The tour included Voestalpine Innovation Centre for Green Steel and the rolling plant for wire rod.

210, 2023

Smart*Light 2.0 Kick-off event held!

On 14 September, the Smart*Light 2.0 project kicked off at Differ. Building upon the achievements of the Interreg V project SmartLight, this new initiative represents a significant leap in X-ray analysis, allowing us to delve deeper into the structures of materials, objects, and tissues.

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.

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.

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.