Select alloys for electronics production. Investigate consistent production/rework/repair processes. Modelling deformation/degradation behaviour of selected alloys. reliability testing recommendations.Reliability estimations.
Friction stir welding (fsw) will be applied to a range of materials/be researched to achieve high welding speeds in increased joint thickness. Processes will be industrialised for real components and applied in commercial production.
The aim of this project is to improve the quality and productivity of paper manufacturing by using fungal enzymes in order to control and remove slime and pitch deposition.
Research and development of new cast and wrought machinable brasses with reduced lead content. The new materials will exhibit very good machinability and be used for the fabrication of parts by cutting on automatic machines.
Study to develop/commercially validate an inter-modal system for trans-european freight transfer between nordic region and s.E. Europe whose central building block will be a "blue shuttle train" connecting two inter-modal centres.
By a systematic study of the relations between coating characteristics/their performance on forming tools,optimised coatings will be developed to enhance the reliability and technical possibilities of cold forming processes.
Pulsed laser deposition (pld) is a well-established laboratory coating technology. Up to now pld has not become a standard industrial coating technique. The aim of this project is to optimise the suitability of pld for industrial applications.
Development of an innovative coating process for pressure die casting dies that will, for the first time, use thin nano-crystalline diamond layers on steel parts. Application industries include autmotive, aerospace and domestic appliances.
Investigation of the formation of casting defects in light metal foundry alloys, including for example contraction behaviour, determination of mushy zone permeability and simulations of porosity distribution in castings.
Utilisation of new steel qualities and technologies will be applied for thin-walled high strength tube production. Trip effect assisted steels combined with bake hardening treatment will be utilised to achieve extraordinary properties.