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Electrical Steel Structuring, Insulating and Assembling by means of the Laser technologies

Objective

Soft magnetic materials, made from stack of steel sheets separated by insulating layers, are becoming crucial in the various end-user industries and applications based on magnetic components and machines (transformers, sensors, actuators, motors, generators …). Experts estimate that the growth rate of soft magnetic materials will improve by 7.8% annually in the coming years! However, the technology used to manufacture steel sheets causes huge energy losses (called iron losses in addition to copper and mechanical losses) and noise (due to induced stresses and vibrations).

ESSIAL will use laser surface texturizing in order to improve the performance and functionalities of laminated magnetic circuits, while preserving a high mechanical and thermal resistance. In addition, the improved materials will be eco-friendly (no emission of pollutant during their working life); and made of materials that are easy to recycle. At the end of this four-year project, the ESSIAL consortium aims to:
- Decrease iron losses due to magnetic reversal processes by 20% (namely the excess magnetic losses).
- Control and decrease mechanical vibrations and acoustic noise by 20%.
- Make the deposition/removal of insulating layer easier for sustainable manufacturing process chains.
- Integrate new laser processes with maximum 10% price increase
- Implement innovative and unconventional technologies along the European manufacturing value chain.
- Transfer the ESSIAL technology to European clusters and companies.
Achieving these goals will help Europe reaching the objectives of the energy transition agenda, while strengthening European industrial base.

The ESSIAL consortium is composed of research centres and companies that cover the whole value chain of soft magnetic materials, with all necessary resources to carry-out the project. The project includes seven Work-Packages, ranging from manufacturing processes to up-scaling for mass production and dissemination.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ECOLE SUPERIEURE D'INGENIEURS EN ELECTROTECHNIQUE ET ELECTRONIQUE D'AMIENS
Address
Quai De La Somme 14
80082 Amiens
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 566 500

Participants (12)

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES METALLURGIQUES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 457 010
Address
Rue Ravenstein 4
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE TECHNOLOGIQUEMATERIAUX, METALLURGIE, PROCEDES
France
EU contribution
€ 514 250
Address
4 Rue Augustin Fresnel
57070 Metz
Activity type
Other
MULTITEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 651 250
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE PICARDIE JULES VERNE
France
EU contribution
€ 432 550
Address
Chemin Du Thil
80025 Amiens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 461 287,50
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBATROS, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Calle Albatros Num 7
28320 Pinto Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JEUMONT ELECTRIC SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 447 500
Address
Rue De L Industrie 367
59460 Jeumont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURAMATERIALS
France
EU contribution
€ 87 306,25
Address
41 Rue Des Metissages Cs70314
59336 Tourcoing Cedex
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION ANDALTEC I+D+I
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 062,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Canada De La Fuente Calle Vilches S/n
23600 Martos
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 508,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 463 500
Address
Rue Des Chasseurs Ardennais 10
4031 Liege Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURONOVIA
France
EU contribution
€ 179 625
Address
46 Rue D'alésia
75014 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)