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Powder metallurgy high-accuracy rotor die-forming technology and equipment.

The aim of the project is to develop multi-operational rotor
die-forming technology and suitable equipment, combining
compacting, sintering, coining, retreating and control for
production of precision parts from powder materials.

The industry has severe demands in the development of automatic production technologies and suitable equipment based on powder metallurgy (PM) to achieve mass production of complex-shaped structural parts at relatively low cost. The complexity and diversity of types of PM technological operations involving compacting, sintering, repressing, coining, retreating, part dimensions control and packing, gives rise to the necessity to apply new sorts of powders and design and develop special complexes based on the principle of automatic rotor machines using computer programmed control of the technological process. New, advanced high accuracy technology to compact the powder composites without plastificators can change the technology used at present. It will improve dimensional accuracy, increase parts density, simplify sintering technology and finally raise productivity and competitiveness on the market. Theproject envisages the development of advanced automatic compacting technologies, increasing the stability of technological and dimensional parameters, as well as coining, repressing, sintering, heat treatment technologies and technical control procedures for production from various powder materials. On the base of rotor machines, a special automatic rotor complex will be developed and manufactured to achieve the above-mentioned technological processes with the capacity of 180...400 parts per minute. So that this project can be achieved more efficiently, an international cooperation in R&D is necessary to apply new sorts of powders and develop and optimize the technology and equipment, as well as the participation of the industry in manufacturing the equipment and its application for a great series production of parts of the 'bushing' type. The creation of a new type of technology and equipment on rotor principles will enable production process characteristics to be improved and promote its application in European industry.
Project ID: 
1 806
Start date: 
01-10-1997
Project Duration: 
30months
Project costs: 
640 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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Market Area: 
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.