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Innovative processes and materials to synthesise knowledge-based ultra-performance nanostructured PVD thin films on gamma titanium aluminides

Objective

Due to its specific stiffness and strength, as compared to its low weight, Gamma-TiAl alloy is a promising material for automotive, energy and aerospace applications. However, its wider use is limited by its low sustainability to severe environmental attac k in oxidising, sulphidising, hot corrosion as well as insufficient wear and erosion resistance at elevated temperature. Based on similar requirements in the machining industry, the INNOVATIAL consortium is tackling the demand for innovative coatings that can withstand attack up to 1000 C by complex environments, providing long term immunity against damage due to wear and erosion. This IP has the ambition to synthesise ultra-performance nanoscale-structured PVD coatings, which can provide environmental prot ection of Gamma-TiAl in order to boost the application of Gamma-TiAl to high service temperatures and long dwell times, and investigate application on hard metals thanks to: - Scientific understanding of thin films for Ti-Al materials. - Development of new coatings: interface engineering, nanocomposites, superlattice coatings, intermetallic coatings, top coats (Me-oxy-nitride glazes, thermal barrier coatings) - Upgrade High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering for thin film production - Use of new characteris ation techniques for a complete microstructural characterisation at the sub-nanometre scale. Through horizontal and vertical integration, covering fundamental research, to demonstration and validation, the multidisciplinary consortium is integrating 10 ren owned research centres, academics, 15 representative industrials (producers of Gamma-TiAl alloys, technology providers and end-users) among which 6 high-tech SMEs. Strong impacts are expected, both economic (European leadership of job-coating industry , of Gamma-TiAl components, sustain machining industry) and societal (lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in vehicles, improve lifetime of components, withdraw cooling fluids in industry.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Address
Linder Höhe
Köln
Germany

Participants (25)

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Howard Street
Sheffield
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Western Bank, First Court
Sheffield
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallav. 79
Stockholm
RESEARCH LNSTITUTE FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
29-33 Konkoly Thege
Budapest
MONTANUNIVERSITAETLEOBEN (UNIVERSITY OF LEOBEN)
Austria
Address
Franz Josef Strasse, 18
Leoben
UNIVERSITY OF NOTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
Address
Ellison Building, Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida De Seneca 2
Madrid
HAUZER TECHNO COATING BV
Netherlands
Address
Van Heemskerckweg 22
Venlo
IONBOND LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
No 1 Industrial Estate, Medomsley Road, Unit 36, Durham
Consett
TURBOCOATING S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via Mistrali 7
Solignano - Fraz. Rubbiano (Pr)
CENTRUM TECHNOLOGII CIENKOWARSTWOWYCH SP. ZO.O.
Poland
Address
Chabrow 66/4
Opole
AEROSPACE COATINGS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
High Bank Hagley Road
Fleet
METEC TECNOLOGIES S.N.C DI RABEZZANA FRANCO E C
Italy
Address
Via San Secondo 3
Torino
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Address
Strada Torino, 50
Orbassano
OSVAT S.R.L
Italy
Address
Via Della Masolina 22
Piobesi Torinese
NUOVO PIGNONE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Felice Matteucci,2
Firenze
HYDRA CLARKSON LNTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Penistone Road, 37
Sheffield
SAPES OFFICINE GIUDICARIENSI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Pilati 2
Riva Del Garda (Tn)
WOLFRAMCARB S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Brezzi, 26
Castellamonte
SIEMENS LNDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Ruston House, Waterside South
Lincoln
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Munich
ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
Genova
ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS
France
Address
Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
27120 Houlbec-cocherel
LINKÖPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address

Linköping
METEC INNOVATION CONSULTING SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
Italy
Address
Corso Re Umberto I 12
Torino