Additive Manufacturing for Cooled High-Temperature Automotive Radial Machinery (CHARM)

Lead Participant: Hieta Technologies Ltd


This project will assess the technical feasibility of using Additive Manufacturing to make high-temperature air-

cooled nickel superalloy radial turbine componentry for automotive applications. This is expected to enable

turbine operating temperatures of ~1050C, enabling more extreme downsizing of engines, removing the need

for integrated cooled exhaust manifolds and leaving more thermal energy for waste heat recovery post-

turbine. The project partners are HiETA Technologies Ltd and the University of Bath's Powertrain and Vehicle

Research Centre (PVRC) and Turbomachinery Research Group (TRG).

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

Hieta Technologies Ltd, WOKINGHAM £133,262 £ 93,283


University of Bath, Bath £116,036 £ 116,036


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