Metallic materials and additive processes

improving product performance, lightening structures, reducing cycle times and process control

Our research team Contact the team

  • 9

    R&D engineers and technicians

  • 5

    scientific publications in 2021

  • 2

    patents filed in 2021

Our areas of expertise

  • Welding assembly
  • Superplastic forming
  • Combined high-temperature & superplastic forming
  • Pulsed power forming
  • Friction stir welding
  • Linear friction welding
  • Powder bed fusion additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing of prototypes with fused filament fabrication

Our service and applications

  • Equipment use
  • Topology optimisation
  • Redesign of parts
  • Feasibility studies and POC (proof of concept)
  • Technical-economic analysis
  • Integrated product/process design
  • Development of demonstrators and prototypes
  • Optimisation of process parameters

Our main equipment All our equipment

More about metallic materials and additive processes at IRT Jules Verne


Innovative metal processes can address industrial challenges of improving product performance, lightening structures, reducing cycle times and mastering processes.


The metal process team focuses on forming, solid- and liquid-phase welding, and additive manufacturing processes. The objectives are to develop new processes for forming metal materials and to adapt processes for innovative metal materials (high-elastic limit [HEL] steels, titanium alloys, aluminium alloys, etc.) through close collaboration with manufacturers, whether large groups or SMEs, and academic partners.


IRT Jules Verne’s activities in metal processes is based on an excellent understanding of the parameters affecting processes, the development of such processes for the manufacturing of large individual and complex parts, and their robustness for industrial use. The research led at IRT Jules Verne takes into account the constraints of reliability and production rates.


IRT Jules Verne’s metal process team, consists in 15 engineers and doctors working together with IRT Jules Verne teams specialised in characterisation, modelling and simulation in order to offer the most comprehensive solutions for each application.


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Grégoire BAZIN

R&T Manager, Metallic materials and additive processes

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