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A novel process for manufacturing complex shaped Fe-Al intermetallic parts resistant to extreme environments

Objective

There is a need to find solutions to replace Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) such as Chromium, Nickel, Molybdenium and Vanadium in high volume end consumer products. Steels and superalloys with considerable amounts of these CRMs are widely used in many industrial applications, particularly under extreme conditions where corrosion and wear resistance are needed. It is generally accepted, that intermetallics in particular low cost FeAl offer outstanding material properties. Unfortunately it is difficult to translate their properties to real products, as intermetallics suffer from low ductility at ambient temperature and poor machinability. The impact of FeAl intermetallics as a low cost Cr-free alternative for stainless steel would therefore be much higher if a cost effective industrial process would be available, that allows to manufacture complex 3-D geometries of almost unlimited shapes from small grain size (0.1-5 µm) high ductility material. The main objective of EQUINOX is to develop a novel process that allows to substitute Cr/Ni based (stainless) steel parts used in high volume end consumer products such as in the lock industry, electronics, process industry and automotive industry with a novel near net shape production technology for a new class of highly advanced ductile Fe-Al based intermetallics. Ductility at low to medium temperatures, while maintaining good tensile strength and optimum level of residual stress will be based on a radical new production process that use abundant raw material Fe3O4 and Al2O3.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 691 250

Participants (10)

Elastotec GmbH Elastomertechniken
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 675
Address
Karbacher Strasse 23
97828 Marktheidenfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DR. KOCHANEK ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 713 259,34
Address
Freiheitsstrasse 57
67434 Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 679 555
Address
Calle Eric Kandel 2 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Tecnogetafe
28906 Getafe
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 337 550
Address
Studentska 1402/2
46117 Liberec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCESS e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 850 000
Address
Intzestrasse 5
52072 Aachen
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 204 382,50
Address
Cowley Road Saint John S Innovation Centre
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CES OPERATION AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 77 578,16
Address
Gratenveien 8
1397 Nesoya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRENI BREMBO Spa
Italy
EU contribution
€ 429 750
Address
Via Brembo 25
24035 Curno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STATE ENTERPRISE YUZHNOYE DESIGN OFFICE NAMED AFTER MIKHAIL YANGEL
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 316 095
Address
Krivorozhskaya 3
49008 Dniepropetrovsk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 250
Address
Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79/22
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)