ADDitive mAnufacturing oPTimized TAilored SEALS

Project Objectives

The main objective of the ADDAPTTA SEALS project will be to develop new concept seals for wing aerodynamic surface, with better performance than currently used and further advantages in terms of cost, time to market and maintainability of the aircraft. This will be achieved due to the benefits of additive manufacturing technologies and the usage of specific materials developed for this particular purpose.


For achieving these ambitious targets, a number of particularly complex knowledge and expertise are needed, related to aeronautic design, additive manufacturing processes, elastomeric materials specifically formulated for additive manufacturing, and qualification of products under aeronautical standards. To fulfill all these requirements, the proposed consortium is the following:

CSIC – ICTP (Institute of Science and Technology of Polymers)

Responsible of developing a specific material for additive manufacturing technologies with sealing properties in aircraft operation conditions, contributes with a strong experience in developing elastomeric materials oriented to additive manufacturing processes.


Project leader, and responsible of the design and manufacturing of the seals. With more than 10 years of track-record designing structure and system components for Airbus Defence & Space, with sound experience in developing and producing additive manufacturing solutions, for aerospace sector, and particularly in elastomeric parts.


Responsible of qualification, as a strategic supplier of testing and qualification for the main aircraft manufacturers and their Tier 1 suppliers.


This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821040.

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