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OPTICAST: Production of two phase low cost functional gradient recyclable wear resistant Cast Iron products

Objective

This project will provide a more efficient and environmentally friendly method to produce wear resistant cast iron products which are hard only in strategic locations and softer and more machinable elsewhere, creating a more flexible product in a one step process. This will contribute greatly towards the increased competitiveness in a wide range of European SMEs in a wide scope of industries, through the development of export and licensing opportunities outside of Europe. It will also contribute towards a range of EU environmental policies including end of life regulation, using only a very low fraction of heavy metals compared to current production methods for wear resistant products. OPTICAST will use recycled metal and products will be recyclable.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

MALMSTEYPA THORGRIMS JONSSONAR EHF
Address
Midhraun 6
210 Gardabaer
Iceland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 431 902
Administrative Contact
Jon Thor Thorgrimsson (Dr.)

Participants (5)

SIMTECH SYSTEMS INC OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 316 580
Address
Halsovagen 2
01150 Soderkulla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matti Robert Sirviö (Mr.)
E.E. INGLETON ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 211
Address
Mowbray Street 55 Adelaide Works
S3 8EZ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anthony Hodges (Mr.)
FURA EHF.
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 119 777
Address
Hringhella 3
220 Hafnarfjordur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Haraldur Thor Olason (Mr.)
NYSKOPUNARMIDSTOD ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 8 568
Address
Arleyni 2-8
112 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pall Arnason (Mr.)
THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 372
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tranter Paul (Mr.)