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.
Developent of a new fleet management and communications system for european passenger transport fleets, mainly taxis, to improve efficiency and safety.
To enable the recycling of chromium nitride (crn) coated tooling by developing environmentally sound industrial crn stripping processes to promote the efficient use and reuse of materials.
Study of the strengthening effect of nano-sized bubbles finely dispersed in a metal matrix on the properties of this matrix and analysis of the interaction mechanism between sliding dislocation and the stress field around the bubbles.
Two types of cableways will be developed for the introduction of environmentally friendly wood collection using forest cableways in the forests of spain and renaissance of cableways collection of wood in ireland.
Development of new materials with improved properties, based on combining thermoplastics and cellulose, without increasing the cost of the resulting material.
Investigation and characterisation of the performance of a new category of optical filters based on the combination of single mode polymer optical fibres and bragg gratings in order to offer a new level of performance compared to existing technologies.
The use of new, low cost processing agents in polymer processing as a way of reducing flow instabilities. This will improve the quality of the parts made and will increase the rate of production.