The FlexiMan Project is an industrial-driven research project aiming to redesign the existing  manufacturing chain of maritime spare parts. The project develops manufacturing approaches based on Direct Energy Deposition (DED) processes. It demonstrates the capabilities of the developed approaches to improve designs and functionalities of three critical parts, with particular focus on reducing cost, lead time and environmental impact. It investigates a material recycling process adapted to DED to improve the efficiency of maritime circular economy.  


Main research activities

Product and Process Design

Process and Product Qualification

DED Process Development 

Conventional & Recycled  Powders

Industrial Demonstrators

Best practice and industrial guidelines