Flexible communication network in the field of industrial production systems integrated in company operations to develop competitiveness in mfg. Methods/design, mfg.Systems/ technology and organisation/human resource development.
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.
Explosive concrete spalling at high temperatures results in serious economic and human safety problems. A research programme will study innovative concretes using new fibre types able to exclude toxic effects and avoid spalling.
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.
The project aims at developing innovative intumescent coatings with: a) durability improvement for water based system, b) shorter drying time for solvent based system. The project will also look for powdered system development.
Study and development of innovative electric power train systems that will be integrated in personal mobility devices for helping postmen with their mail deliveries in urban areas.
There are two main challenges: 1. To become sustainable by reducing resource consumption, managing transport and utility networks in a sustainable way, reducing environmental and man-made impacts, improving safety and security and protecting cultural heritage; 2. To become a demand-driven sector.