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Integration of two-component ceramic injection moulding for large-scale production of novel multifunctional ceramic components for automotive and railway applications

Objective

The main goal of the project is the integration of the two-component ceramic injection moulding (2C-CIM) as a low cost and large series production technique for development of complex shaped ceramic components for automotive and railway applications offering a high degree of structural and functional integrity. The 2C-CIM technology which is known from two-coloured plastic parts shall be qualified for the production of advanced ceramic components combining two ceramic materials with different or opposite properties without additional joining steps. This manufacturing process will allow the production of components with complex geometries within tight tolerances and short processing times. By combining different materials properties, like electrical conductivity and electrical isolation, or high mechanical strength and high friction coefficient, novel components with a high degree of functionality and longer life cycles can be provided by this shaping technique. The 2C-CIM technology shall be developed as a high pressure and a low pressure variant for ensuring highest flexibility of production. Moreover, appropriate characterizing methods will be applied which will enable the producer to detect defects in co-injected components even in the green state which is a key factor for a highly efficient production technique. Non-destructive methods of characterization will help to reduce scrap-rate remarkably and to prevent loops in the production cycle. The project tasks will be solved by involving simulation tools covering the complete production process, tailoring of ceramic feedstock properties considering simultaneous shrinking behaviour during debinding and co-sintering and implementing multifunctional ceramic parts into prototype systems for automotive and railway applications.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TRANSPORT-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (13)

AET DRUZBA ZA PROIZVODNJO VZIGNIH SISTEMOV IN ELEKTRONIKE D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Poljubinj 89A
Tolmin
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Tech Gate Vienna, Donau City Strasse 1
Wien
BAIKOWSKI
France
Address

501 La Balme De Sillingy
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
106050 Gerlingen-schillerhöhe
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH
Germany
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
Essen
FUNDICIONES DEL ESTANDA, S.A.
Spain
Address
Anzizar, 17
Beasain
FOTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Austria
Address
Viktor Kaplan-strasse 2
Wiener Neustadt
INMATEC TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Heerstraßenbenden 10
Rheinbach
INSTITUTE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY OF THE RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Latvia
Address
Miera Iela 34
Salaspils
ERNST WITTNER GMBH
Austria
Address
Missindorfstraße 21/2
Wien
PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH
Austria
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleink
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33, Rue De La Federation
510 Paris