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Metallurgical innovations for the defence industry" day

Tuesday 12 October 2021 at the École Militaire in Paris Amphi. FOCH
IHEDN - 3ème journée innovations métallurgiques pour l’industrie de la défense
Strategic metals and alloys for the defence industry
IHEDN-3e journée innovations métallurgiques pour l’industrie de la défense
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Military School
amphi. FOCH

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Event organised by CEM, IHEDN, DGA, ONERA and Aubert & Duval

This one-day event, devoted primarily to the aerospace industry, focuses on two themes: innovative surface treatments and environmental issues, which are currently of major importance, and advances in the field of metallic materials, in particular materials with high mechanical properties when hot and for ballistic protection, and the contributions of digital simulation, additive manufacturing, friction assembly and expertise in impact physics. It's an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas between producers of high-performance metal alloys, defence manufacturers, research bodies and technical centres, as well as public and private institutions linked to the world of defence. This day is an opportunity to highlight the synergies to be developed between metallurgy, the defence industry and the world of innovation and research.

Opening ceremony
  • 09h00 - 09h15 : Lieutenant General Benoît DURIEUX, Director of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN), (to be confirmed)
  • 09.15 - 09.30 a.m. : General (2S) Jean Christophe CARDAMONE, General Engineer 1era armament studies and techniques class
  • 09.30am - 09.45am : Cécile SELLIERIngénie générale hors classe de l'armement, Technical Director of the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA)
  • 09.45 - 10.00 a.m. : Emmanuel CHIVA, Chairman and CEO of the Defence Innovation Agency (AID)
  • 10.00 - 10.15 a.m. :  Jérôme FABRE, Chairman and CEO of the High Performance Alloys Division, ERAMET Group

Innovative surface treatments and environmental issues

Chairman : Pascal LAMESLE - Scientific and Technical Manager (IRT-M2P)

  •  10.15 - 10.35 a.m. :  NEXTER Gilles CHOLVY - "Assessment and prospects after 5 years of studies for the replacement of surface treatments impacted by REACh for Nexter Systems equipment".
  • 10h35- 11h00 : Coffee break
  • 11.00 - 11.25 a.m. :  AIRBUS  HELICOPTERS : David SINOPOLI - "Corrosion protection and prediction solutions for helicopters
  • 11h25 - 11h50 :  SAFRAN Marjorie CAVARROC - "Plasma and supercritical fluid technologies to replace hard Cr for defence applications".
  • 11h50 - 12h15 : ONERA Cécile DAVOINE (ONERA) - "Transpiring materials for combustion chamber applications".
  • 12.15pm - 12.40pm :  MBDA Presentation by Gilles LE PAGE - "Solutions deployed by MBDA in response to the REACh issue on surface treatments".
  • 12h40- 14h00 : Break - Lunch

Innovations in metallic materials

Chairman : Hubert SCHAFF - SF2M

  •  14h00 - 14h25 : AUBERT & DUVAL : Charlotte MAYER, Sandrine BOZZI, "Innovations in metal alloys and applications":
  • 2.25pm - 2.50pm : INDUSTEEL : Damien DELORME - "High-performance steels for ballistic protection".
  • 2.50pm - 3.15pm : NAVAL GROUP : Florent BRIDIER - "Numerical simulation of manufacturing processes: issues and applications to naval defence structures".
  • 3.15pm - 3.50pm - Coffee break
  • 3.50pm - 4.15pm : ARIANE GROUP : Meriadeg REVAUD - "Application of additive manufacturing at Ariane Group".
  • 16h15- 16h40 : TRA-C :   Aymeric DE MONCLIN - : "Innovative assemblies using FSW (Friction Stir Welding) technology for defence and dual-use applications".
  • 16h40- 17h05 : THIOT : Pierre HEREIL - "Shock physics expertise: optimising defence solutions by correlating experience and digital simulation".
  • 17h05- 17h30 : François MESTRE :   General Engineer 1era Head of the Industrial Affairs and Economic Intelligence Department of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA)