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Magnesium forged components for structural lightweight transport applications

Objective

The European forging industry as an industry with about 1,000 SMEs and 135,000 direct work places experiences fierce cost-price competition in the global market. For the forging companies, there is thus a distinct need to stay ahead by developing into a super specialist and/or co-maker, rather than to be rendered into a jobber. Being governed mainly by the automotive industry, their market is further characterised by the continuous need for weight saving in order to meet commitments and legislation on fuel economy and emission reduction. Since the prevailing material for forging is still steel, there is a clear opportunity to specialise in the processing of light-metals.
The project addresses the issue of weight reduction of structural components by using magnesium (being 75% lighter than steel and 35% lighter than aluminium). Overall goal of the project is to provide tailored and cost-effective technologies for the industrial manufacturing of magnesium forged components.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COLL
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Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
Netherlands

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Participants (22)

ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE DE FORGE
France
Address
39-41 Rue Louis Blanc
92400 Courbevoie

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DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER MATERIALKUNDE
Germany
Address
Senckenberganlage 10
Frankfurt

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CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH METALFORMING
United Kingdom
Address
47 Birmingham Road
West Bromwich

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SVAZ KOVAREN CESKE REPUBLIKY (CZECH FORGING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
Czechia
Address
Technologicka 372/2
Ostrava

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RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Address
Kidriceva 25
Celje

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ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE FABRICANTES DE EQUIPOS Y COMPONENTES PARA AUTOMOCION
Spain
Address
Castello, 120
Madrid

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GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE ACS, SLOVENSKI AVTOMOBILSKI GROZD (AUTOMOTIVE CLUSTER OF SLOVENIA)
Slovenia
Address
Dimiceva 9
Ljubljana

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NONFERRO METAALNIJVERHEID
Belgium
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Guldendal 17
Mechelen

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FORGIALLUMINIO 3 S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi, 2
Pedavena

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LEIBER POLOAND SP. Z.O.O
Poland
Address
Ul. Magazynowa 33
Ruda Slaska

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KOVINAR D.O.O
Slovenia
Address
Kovaska Cesta 12
Vitanje

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PRESSMETALL AB
Sweden
Address
Jaernvaegsg. 5
Koeping

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DUROC TOOLING I ROBERTSFORS AB
Sweden
Address
Fabriksvaegen
Robertsfors

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MAT PLASMATEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Reisstrasse 3
Dresden

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SORALUCE SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Address
Barrio Osintxu S/n
Bergara

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GKSS FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
Geesthacht

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UNIVERZA V LJUBLIJANI (FAKULTETA ZA STROJNISTVO)
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana

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IDEKO SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Address
Arriage Kalea 2
Elgoibar

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UNIVERSITY POLITEHNICA OF BUCHAREST
Romania
Address
Spl. Independentei 313
Bucharest

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SVENSK VERKTYGSTEKNIK AB
Sweden
Address
Aurorum 6
Lulea

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HOT PROCESSES INSTITUTE
Romania
Address
Sos. Oltenitei 105
Bucharest

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INOFORGES
France
Address
Rue Mont Didier
Bretieul Sur Noye

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