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Enable the powder metallurgy process to expand to new markets with more reliable parts and lower manufacturing costs through the inspection of green parts

Objective

Powder metallurgy is the major manufacturing route for a wide range of industrial parts which are produced by cold pressing powder in a die and sintering the resulting green body in a furnace. The design of a tool, set for a new product, is made with a trial-and-error procedure that generates surplus costs and delays. The optimization of the process is time consuming, due to the lack of fast and systematic system instruments and procedures for the inspection of the material. A major concern in powder metallurgy relies on the unpredictable formation of defects on the parts. While shrinking, internal defects are hard to detect. When the applied pressure is increased, the powder movement gets restricted and shearing can occur unless the magnitude and the direction of the pressure are properly coordinated. Today there is no reliable method able to inspect parts and detect local defects in green state powder metallurgy parts. Test inspection systems have been demonstrated inaccurate and often expensive for being introduced in the industry. The widespread use of powder metallurgy parts instead of parts produced by other competing technologies is often hindered by the impossibility to ensure the absence of defects in powder metallurgy parts. A new inspection tool based on digital radiography technology will be developed for the improved assessment of green parts and enable the powder metallurgy process to expand to new markets with more reliable parts and lower manufacturing costs, which will prove affordable for SME’s. Such tool will reduce the production costs and will decrease the amount of powder used to generate the same number of parts, owing the fact that the powder of the rejected parts can be re-used. With this technology, it will be possible to detect surface and sub-surface flaws. The whole system will be designed in such a way that it will be suitable for intensive industrial operation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS HUNGARY KFT
Address
Tetenyi Ut 93
1119 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 67 093
Administrative Contact
Dóra Molnár (Ms.)

Participants (13)

GEORG SCHLIEPER INGENIEURBURO GAMMATEC

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 303 769
Address
Alleestrasse 101
42853 Remscheid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Schlieper (Dr.)
EUROPEAN POWDER METALLURGY ASSOCIATION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 266 119
Address
Avenue Louise Bte 33 326
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olivier Coube (Dr.)
Associazione Italiana Prove Non Distruttive
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 298
Address
Via A Foresti 5
25127 Brescia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giacinto Porco (Prof.)
ALTA LAB SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 303 230
Address
Via Carlo Boncompagni 67
20139 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Rotondo (Mr.)
GAMMATEC ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Mermbacher Strasse 28
42477 Radevormwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg Schlieper (Dr.)
TOZMETAL TICARET VE SANAYI.A.S
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 273 104
Address
Istanbul Caddesi, Gurpinarkoyu-buyukcekmece
34528 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Husnu Ozdural (Mr.)
MIMITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 273 958
Address
Via Alla Costa 24
17047 Vado Ligure
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gasco (Mr.)
SINTER PRES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 372
Address
Pasaje Arquimedes Sn Nave C
08210 Barbera Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Toni Abad Llargués (Mr.)
TURK TOZ METALURJISI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 98 280
Address
Sogutozu Cankaya 43
06560 Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mehmet Turker (Mr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 403
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kerry Peddar (Ms.)
INOVEGE ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME PROJE DANISMANLIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 39 705
Address
Gulbahce Mahallesi 15 Izmir
35430 Izmir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hatice Kocalp Yilmaz (Ms.)
IFU GMBH PRIVATES INSTITUT FUR UMWELTANALYSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 46 924
Address
Gottfried Schenker Strasse 18
09244 Lichtenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfram Scharff (Prof.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 545
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)