￼36<< AERONAUTICS Bars of 40 mm in diameter and 400 mm in length were consolidated by Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) at 700 oC for 60 min and 120 MPa at CEIT. Consolidated Ti6Al4V matrix with silicon carbide (SiC) nanoparticles and the metal oxides as shell by HIP, to produce electrodes for the EIGA process. After a thorough process characterization carried out by CEIT, whereas the roll-milled samples only yield broken SiC agglome- rates uniformly distributed over the surface of Ti64 particles, the HKP samples show a good dispersion of the nanoparticles within the Ti64 matrix. SiC did not react with the Ti alloy. A longer milling time for HKP improves the homogeneity, but also leads to higher Fe contamination from milling media. So far, the partners have concluded that HKP leads to well-dispersed SiC nanoparticles in the Ti64 alloy. The obtained nanocomposite pow- der can be shaped into EIGA bars by both hot press and HIP. As per Gas Atomisation, CEIT is simultaneously working in a re-design of the injection system (DIE) to allow for a projection and mixing of the nano.particles during the atomisation process, so as to achieve an adequate dispersion in the produced powder. Final parts through additive manufacturing At the same time, adjustments are being made to the parameters required to process the new nanomodi ed material through EBM and SLM systems. The corresponding design of experiments is being carried out by Aidimme and TWI respectively, which will conclude with the process parameters setup of the new material in both technologies and the design rules inherent to the possibilities of this process (see testing parts for manufacturing features in gure). The rest of the preparatory work for AM processing (modi cations that may be required by AM machines, powder re-use strategies and pre and post-machine protocols) will start this year. In order to ensure the required properties for the nal parts (better roughness, fatigue behavior, reduction of residual stresses and distor- tions) , the research includes a thorough evaluation of post-processing in terms of additional machining, thermal and surface treatments. A mapping of the post-processes needed for the standard Ti alloys has been carried out by the part supplier specialist APR as a baseline for the subsequent post-process benchmarking. Nanotund3D, a leap forward AM The Nanotund3D work ow, initially de ned for an EBM and SLM-based value chain, can be used for other materials following the same pro- ductive process. Hence, the research envisages a transferable supply chain that could also be transferred to other nano-enhanced metal materials that would increase the range of additively manufactured high added value parts. The Nanotund3D partners are thus involved in a scenario of present and future with a project in full development and with high expectations for a constantly evolving environment such as additive technologies for metals. In this scenario, the Nanotund3D consortium is the seed for an industrial partnership with production and implementation of this novel material in mind.• Nanotund3D, is funded by the European Union's H2020 under the Research and Innovation Program under agreement No. 685952, and will conclude in 2019.