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Next generation of superhard non-CRM materials and solutions in tooling

Objective

Flintstone2020 aims to provide a perspective for the replacement of two important CRMs – tungsten (W) and cobalt (Co) – which are the main constituents for two important classes of hard materials (cemented carbides/WC-Co, and PCD/diamond-Co), by developing innovative alternative solutions for tooling operating under extreme conditions.
Fundamental knowledge on mechanical properties and wear of different tools, gained in machining tests and dedicated experiments from WP1 is passed onto the respective WPs. WP2 will experiment on small samples with 3-9 mm Ø for testing the fundamental behavior of new B-X phases and particularly as a feedback for binder matrix improvement. In WP3 samples (12 mm Ø) will be investigated from individual HPHT runs for characterization and testing to guide high pressure sintering process optimization. The HPHT process and the samples produced are then upscaled to the industrial mass production level in WP4. In WP5, demonstrator cutting tools from full size HPHT synthesis test runs will be prepared via laser cutting and consecutive macro- and microshaping of tool geometry within WP5. In WP6 aspects of environmental benefits in the total life cycle of the superhard materials will be investigated, including health and safety aspects. WP7 will focus on exploitation and dissemination.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 142 625

Participants (8)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 741 875
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
V.N. BAKUL INSTITUTE FOR SUPERHARD MATERIALS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 324 375
Address
2, Avtozavodskaya Str.
04074 Kiev
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 695 375
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIFA UMWELTINSTITUT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 491 555
Address
Am Mittleren Moss 46
86167 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SECO TOOLS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 324 375
Address
Bjornbacksvagen 2
73782 Fagersta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEMENT SIX (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 653 750
Address
Global Innovation Centre Fermi Avenue
OX11 0QR Harwell Oxfordshire Didcot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOUKJE.COM CONSULTING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 308 000
Address
Bulkemstraat 4A
6369 XW Simpelveld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SANDVIK MINING AND CONSTRUCTION TOOLS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 314 250
Address
.
811 81 Sandviken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)