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The InAIRwire project intends to provide Swedish industry with additional methods to remain at the forefront of the use of additive manufacturing technology. It is about using laser melting of metal wire to build components for the aviation industry that provide high reliability and low impact on the environment.

Innovative and industrially feasible methods for monitoring and controlling the process, including new sensor applications and control algorithms, will be investigated with the purpose to give guaranteed material properties qualified for aircraft engines. 

The wefforts will be performed through a continuous and close collaboration between GKN Aerospace and University West at the Production Technology Center in Trollhättan. The partners have successful experience of collaborating in similar projects. InAIRwire provides continuity in this collaboration where together we will gain new knowledge about the effect of temperature on tthe built component.

Industrial outcomes of InAIRwire will provide in-depth understanding of how utilization of sensor information and control algorithms can ensure material properties, focusing on nickel base alloys.

Scientific outcomes of InAIRwire will be a doctoral degree with publications in scientific journals and conferences as well as increased competence in the research group.

Research Area

  • Produktionsteknik

Research environment / Institution

  • Produktionsteknik
  • Primus (KK-miljö)
  • Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap

Project leader

Participants University West

Research Partner

  • GKN Aerospace

Research funding

  • Vinnova

Project time

2019 - 2023