The research team consists of eight partners coming from three countries and representing all the three sides of the knowledge triangle: education, research, business. Politecnico di Milano is the coordinating partner. The research staff at Department of Mechanical Engineering will contribute to the project mainly through expertise supplied in materials science (development of new alloys)
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with its subsidiary Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, conducts applied research and development in the field of laser and surface technology. The core activities cover a wide range of areas such as laser materials processing, surface functionalization and coating, special joining technologies, system technology, process simulation, materials science, nanotechnology and additive manufacturing.
IMR Metal Powder Technologies GmbH is a privately owned company with its headquarter in Velden am Woerthersee, Carinthia (Austria), close to the production plant for metal powders and non-ferrous metal consumables for galvanising technologies. Powder production by gas atomization is a core competence of the company with patented nozzle technology and facilities in scale of several thousand tons of powder per year.