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Integration of the Security sub-modules elements in the automotive industry

Objective

This proposal is addressed to obtain integrated security sub-modules (constituting the suspension and steering module) in the car manufacturing industry. The final objective is to give SMEs an advantageous a roach to the modularisation requirements nowadays demanded in the sector. The sub-modules are made up of a steel structure and anchorage elements (rubber-metal or plastic-metal), which undergo separate surface treatments to prevent corrosion. Afterwards, the elements are traditionally joined by means of adhesives and screws. This process supposes a great number of stages, low quality union methods and generation of corrosion nucleuses that shorten its useful life. This proposal would change this work methodology. The first point in its implementation would be the construction of metallic structure in high strength low alloy steel (HSLA), instead of traditional one, in order to profit from its safety performance and lower weight at affordable cost. Once this done, the improvement proposed is based on the use of laser welding as joint method, a high quality way to reduce anchorage points and to increase the resistance of the sub-module.
Thus, it would achieve a completely integrated, lighter and reliable security sub-module The further surface treatment of the integrated piece will provide an unaltered coating. Overcoming the currently need of assembly processes, which usually cause serious damages on the protective surface, will suppose an improvement in the response against corrosion of the pieces. In order to be applied to the sub module, the traditional treatment would have to be modified so as to respect the different natures of its elements, ie, steel, rubber and thermoplastics With regards to this aspect, it is proposed the development of an organic treatment with lower required temperatures (max 100°C), drawing particularly the attention to the removal of pollutant elements (Cr (VI), Zn and Ni) involved in traditional methods...

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

COOPERATIVE -

Coordinator

PLASTICOS DUREX SA
Address
Poligono El Montalvo, St. Doctor Ferran 116,118
Salamanca

Participants (11)

TEKNIA DEJ
Address
Avenida De Otaola 32
'Eibar (Guipuzcoa
TECNI SATA INDUSTRIA METALOMECANICA LDA
Address
Estrada Da Barrosa Algueirao
Mem Martins
AUTOFORESE, PROTECCAO ANTI-CORROSIVA, LDA
Address
Zona Industrial, Rua E, Lote 54, Apartado 144
Ponte De Sor
POETON INDUSTRIES LTD.
Address
Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Plating Works
Gloucester
MICROMETRIC TECHNIQUES LTD
Address
Doddington Rd
Lincoln
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN AUTOMOCION
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo, Parcela 209
Boecillo
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (DUPLI USE 999016172)
Address
University Campus, Porsean
Lulea
CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
Roma
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa
MICROMETRIC LTD
Address
Doddington Rd
Lincoln
PYROGENESIS S.A.
Address
Technological Park Of Lavrion, 1 Athens-lavrion Ave
Lavrion