Development of new types of coatings to be applied to extrusion tools for bricks and tiles. This will increase the life of tools, improve the efficiency of the extrusion process and thus reduce the associated costs.
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.
The aim of the project is the development of new plastic materials.
Development of a processing technology for high temperature and (thermo)shock resistant ceramics. Successes have been claimed, however risks and costs have so far prohibited market applications.
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.
Development of manufacturing technology for a new generation of tools coated by chemical vapour deposition system to increase their service life and strength.
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.
Development of a lubricant for the warm compaction of metal powders, together with the associated mixing technology, in order to produce powder metallurgical components with a very high density (98% of wrought density).
Development and implementation of innovations in process design, optimisation and control of the ring rolling process for many strategic industrial sectors (e.G. Transport, energy, aerospace) to improve competitiveness, increase product quality and reduce waste.
Development of a new welding system for a wide range of applications. The new system will have a number of advantages from both an economical and environmental point of view.