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Eco-efficient stamping process of sheet metal parts by development of innovative coatings for self-lubricating dies

Objective

The proposal addresses two problems:
1: Providing efficient dies for rapid prototyping (rp);
2: eliminating the need for harmful liquid lubricants in stamping and deep drawing operations. Both will be solved by use of surface coatings. Dies for rp made from easily machined soft materials will be coated by hard coatings of sufficient rigidity and toughness to withstand forming pressures and these hard coated rp dies and also conventional dies and punches will be coated with wear resistant low friction solid lubricants eliminating the need for harmful oils, and providing improved lubrication, better productivity and better surface finish. The demands on the coatings are great but recent developments in hard and solid lubricant coatings indicate that with further development these aims can be realised. The project will lead to reduced time to market, substantial cost savings and environmental and health improvements.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TEER COATINGS LTD
Address
Hartlebury 290, Trading Estate, Hartlebury
DY10 4JB Kidderminster,hartlebury
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

AUTOEUROPA-AUTOMOVEIS LDA (VOLKSWAGEN GROUP)
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Marquesza - Quinta Do Anjo (P4/219)
2951-510 Quinta Do Anjo
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
00128 Roma
DELFO POLSKA S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul. Turynska 100
43-100 Tychy
DISTRIM2 - INDUSTRIA, INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO LDA
Portugal
Address
Estrada De Leiria 210 - Embra
2431-967 Marinha Grande
INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES
Portugal
Address
Rua Pedro Nunes - Quinta Da Nora
3030 199 Coimbra
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Holzgartenstrasse 17
70049 Stuttgart
XI'AN JIATONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Xian Ning Road 28
710049 Xi'an