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New approach to the manufacture of complex shaped parts

Objectif

The proposed project aims to develop an innovative approach to the production of low- cost, complex-shaped engineering components. Industrial sectors, particularly automotive, are continually seeking to reduce manufacturing costs. A preferred route that minimises wastage of raw materials is the near-net shaping, powder metallurgy process. However, PM is incapable of producing complex shapes unless the parts are machined after sintering. This is always expensive due to the hardness of the heat-treated materials demanding careful machining procedures. The proposed research aims to develop effective techniques for machining powder compacts before sintering. This will require novel approaches to powder pressing, clamping, machining procedures, tooling and lubrication but success will be rewarded by significant savings in time, materials, tools and, therefore, cost.

Régime de financement

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinateur

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Adresse
2,Kasteelpartk Arenberg, 44
3001 Heverlee
Belgique

Participants (11)

ASSA A.B.
Suède
Adresse
Kungsgatan 71
63105 Eskilstuna
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Adresse
Rue De La Physique 101, Enspg
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
EGA SINTER LTD
United Kingdom
Adresse
Low's Lane
DE7 4QU Ikeston (Derbyshire)
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED
Irlande
Adresse
Shannon Airport
Shannon
GOTTLIEB GUEHRING KG
Allemagne
Adresse
12,Winterlinger Str. 12
72488 Sigmaringen
HOEGANAES AB
Suède
Adresse

263 83 Hoeganaes
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Adresse
101,Rue De La Physique 101 Domaine Universitaire
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
PLATIT ADVANCED COATINGS SYSTEMS SWISS MADE AG
Suisse
Adresse
Moosstrasse 68
2540 Grenchen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN*
Allemagne
Adresse
Pascalstrasse 8-9
10587 Berlin
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Adresse
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
VOITH TURBO GMBH AND CO KG
Allemagne
Adresse
Alexanderstrasse 2, Marktbereich Schiene
89522 Heidenheim