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.

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!!

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.