New manufacturing process for aluminium parts
Aluminium’s excellent properties, such as high strength-to-weight ratio, durability, formability and recyclability, render it a suitable alternative to steel for car components. Typically, aluminium alloys are being injected at high pressure into a cold chamber. However, existing metal-forming processes that allow creating complex aluminium parts are inefficient. The EU-funded MPDCA project aims to process aluminium alloys through hot chamber die casting. Researchers will adapt this process to aluminium by incorporating a unique injection pump with corrosion-resistant composites. This advanced process is expected to produce higher-quality aluminium parts, reduce investment and operational costs by 20 %, and reduce energy use by 25 %.
Fields of science
- H2020-EU.2.1.2. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies Main Programme
- H2020-EU.2.1.5. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced manufacturing and processing
- H2020-EU.2.1.3. - INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials
- H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
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