According to the project schedule, after the first year, WP4, WP5 and WP6 will start.
WP4 – within this stage it is planned to perform the analysis of the structure, mechanical properties, corrosion-fatigue resistance and erosion and cavitation wear and to perform nondestructive tests on the printed wall structures and the samples at the 1:10 scale. The results of the experiments will be a basis for the process of the material selection of industrial importance, planning the experimental tests at the semi industrial scale and to develop the technical assumptions in order to produce a prototype element of a length larger than 1 meter.
WP5 – within this stage it is planned to produce the finished components with length lager than 1 meter in Gefertec and to evaluate their quality based on nondestructive tests. The verification of the technological parameters will allow to clarify and, if necessary, optimize the process parameters.
WP6 – the last stage will be focused on the work related to the commercialization of the research and the Gefertec promotional activities as well as the determination of other possible applications for the newly developed copperbased wires.
The interactions between all WPs are depicted in Fig. 1. All the tasks included in the schedule will be financially and substantively supervised according to the guidelines included in WP1 and in the Project Agreement. The tasks included in the individual WPs will end with the reports according to the specified Deliverables.
Fig. 1. The interactions between Work Packages.