The SUPREME project was launched in September 2017 with a kick off meeting in Brussels, SUPREME aims at optimising powder metallurgy processes throughout the supply chain, by focusing a combination of fast-growing industrial production routes and advanced ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It will offer a more integrated, flexible and sustainable processes for powder manufacturing and metallic parts fabrication, SUPREME enables the reduction of the raw material resources (minerals, metal powders, gas and water) losses while improving energy efficiency and thus carbon dioxide emissions, into sustainable processes and towards a circular economy. To achieve this goal, an ambitious cross-sectional integration and optimisation has been designed between several powder metallurgy processes; gas and water atomisation, as well as, ball milling for metal powder production, laser-based additive manufacturing and near-net shape technologies for end-parts fabrication. A consortium of 17 partners has been gathered on this purpose under the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives CEA, France.
The Supreme Consortium sees a mixture of organisations from across the spectrum including, CEA (France), Outotec (Finland), MBN nanomaterialia (Italy), Atomising Systems Ltd (United kingdom), GKN Sinter metals (Germany), Prodintec (Spain), Innovation Plasturgie Composites (France), TWI Ltd (United Kingdom), Technalia Research and Innovation (Spain), Renishaw (United Kingdom), RHP Technology GmbH (Austria), IRIS (Spain), MBA Incorporado SL (Spain), Prismadd (France), Dellas Srl (Italy), Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy) and European Powder Metallurgy Association (Belgium).