To save energy in both production and use of the final products, steel based material will be more and more substituted by light but extremely firm material like outstanding Al-Cu-alloys. Mostly these alloys need a specified surface to resist e.g. against abrasion. Conventional anodising processes are not suited for these alloys. The SME propose (supporter for considerably different industrial end-users) is about to develop a hard-anodising process for Al-Cu-alloys which save app. 70 % of the energy needed compared with conventional technologies. The closed-to-market project aims are: analysis of the requirements in different industrial areas/countries, construction of 5 test units and demonstration tests of the multi-sect oral technology in selected countries with embedding of experts for standardisation, norms, regulations and political incentives. Finally countries are enabled to take part in the global market (e.g. automotive) even with lower job qualification.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
7575 BN Oldenzaal