Final Report online !

The Final Report of the RepAIR project is now online and available as D1.2 in the Deliverable section. Main content of the Final report are the “Project context and main objectives”,  “Main Scientific and Technological results/foregrounds” as well as “Potential impact, main dissemination activities and exploitation results”. If you are interested in further information do not hesitate to contact us.


Survey on data management and data formats for Additive Manufacturing

The UPB team is currently investigating the use of different data management approaches and data formats in the area of Additive Manufacturing. The survey is a tool to analyse the actual usage of various data formats in different stages of the product creation process using Additive Manufacturing in industries. Another important issue is the potential of new standard data formats in Additive Manufacturing.

Please take five to ten minutes to answer the following questions until Nov 29, 2015:

Link to survey

In case of questions or remarks you will find contact details included in the survey pages. We are grateful for your response, thanks a lot in advance!

Presentation at the 5th Production Engineering and Management Conference in Trieste

On October 1st and 2nd the 5th International Conference „Production Engineering and Management“ took place in Trieste, Italy. Gereon Deppe presented insights of the RepAIR project with a focus on the topology optimization of an aerospace part and the achievable life time benefits through the application of Additive Manufacturing. The talk led to a discussion of the future development of the manufacturing technology in aerospace and how benefits can be quantified. New contacts to the “Universitá Degli Studi Di Bergamo” have been made to foster an exchange of research contents.

6th project meeting hosted by AVANTYS engineering and the University of Paderborn (C.I.K./DMRC)

The RepAIR team in Paderborn

The RepAIR team in Paderborn

The RepAIR project reviewed its progress after two years of collaboration during a regular plenary meeting in Paderborn. From the 29th of June to the 1st of July all consortium members came to Paderborn to discuss achievements and prepare for the final project year. The meeting was mainly focused on the technological core of RepAIR: Updates of the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) based high-batch repair process and a 5-axis Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) demonstrator representing significant advances in software integration and automation. The consortium will present these outcomes – integrated into the entire Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) chain – during various events in autumn 2016.

Review – RepAIR at Rapid.Tech, Erfurt in June 2015

This year’s Rapid.tech and FabCon took place in Erfurt the 10th and 11th of June. University of Paderborn represented RepAIR at the DMRC exhibition stand. Besides, SLM gave some insides about work package 5 during a presentation: “High Batch Repair of Aerospace Components using Selective Laser Melting”.

If you got curious, check the Description Of Work for further information, how WP5 is embedded in the RepAIR project.

In order to stay up-to-date about the work package you can also have a look on the latest Deliverables.


Status update – Deliverable 7.1 & 7.2

You might be interested in our partners’ achievements in the context of workpackage seven.

Workpackage seven deals with the certification frameworks, specific procedures and quality norms and issues in the RepAIR process.

For more detailed information check the most recent Deliverables

  • D 7.1 – Conceptual design of the new certification processes
  • D 7.2 – Quality manual model with specific procedures for the newly developed workflow


Review – The Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace Summit

The Additive Manufacturing for Defence and Aerospace Summit 2015 took place in London, 17th to 19th of february this year. Also some of our partners took part at this event with over 100 attendees.

Find our partners’ presentations here; besides, the agenda and further information here !

First demonstrator: Clamping device for high-batch repair

The RepAIR project presented its first demonstrator: A clamping device which allows repairing aircraft parts using the Selective Laser Melting technology. In order to deliver an idea about the potential of this innovation, feel free to access a video created by SLM Solutions.

Review – Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo 2015

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo 2015 took place in Berlin, 3rd-4th of march. This year’s main topic was “Strategies for the fourth industrial revolution”.
Also some of our partners took part at this pioneering conference and both led sessions as well as participated at panel discussions:

Find our partners’ presentations here; besides, the agenda and further information here !

RepAIR at Inside 3D Printing, Berlin, 3.-4.3.2015

After our successful workshop at Euromold (report is coming soon…) we will provide another update on the outcomes of the RepAIR project at the Inside 3D Printing event in March 2015 in Berlin. The title of the presentation will be “AM for repair and maintenance of aircrafts – Lessons Learned of the EU project RepAIR”. It is part of an outstanding programme, see details here: http://inside3dprinting.de/de/berlin2015/agenda/