Cost effective lifetime enhancement of forming tools will be achieved through the application of advanced materials and processing technologies, the design of dies and inserts, and the optimisation of forming technologies.
Development of a new technology for building large length cruising yachts by using a carbon fibre (cf) material for the hull. This will be validated by a pilot test. The aim is to apply a new technology for the production of cf sheets.
New bioactive nanostructured composite implant materials will be developed for human bone substitutes. Development is based on the plasma processing of ceramic nanopowders and chemical technology for the production of nanosized hydroxyapatite powders.
Description, modelling and measurement of paint effect coatings. This will enable a reduction in the enormous costs (50%) to develop new car colour formulas. In addition the development of new effect pigments and instruments to characterize them would be facilitated.
Development of magnesium alloy extrusion technology for large profiles for application in the automotive industry to reduce chassis weight, leading to fuel consumption reduction and enhancement of performance of the cars produced by the end user.
Development and elaboration of prototype production of multilayer packaging materials consisting of paper coated with new polymers from renewable resources.
Study of the technical conditions of polish inland and coastal waterways and its modernisation perspectives, economical analysis of transport conditions and needs. Development of environmentally friendly inland waterway and coastal ships.
Increasing the productivity and reducing energy consumption in the production process of thin sheet metals, while preserving the highest requirements regarding mechanical properties, for a variety of applications including the automobile industry.
Introduction of steel panels into ship structural designs to reduce manufacturing costs, increase internal space and increase the resistance of the structure, which improves safety in relation to environmentally hazardous cargo.
Development of new information technologies (e.G. Control networks, communication protocols, wireless sensors) to enable the development of new business models for the software marketplace, in particular for european building and product manufacturing industries.