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Nanostructured coatings for engineering tribological applications

Objective

The advanced Solid Lubricant Coatings (SLC), based on novel nanophased powder material deposited by high energy fluxes, are proposed to increase the performance of friction joints under high contact loads and temperature. The main innovation is the application of an appropriate energy source and deposition strategy, which would respect the nanophased structure of powders being used. The project proposes to explore high energy fluxes as an ideal mean being characterized by high rates of heating/cooling and, therefore allowing minimizing damages to structure of materials due to crystal growth. The second Proposal direction is SLC thermo diffusion synthesis of refractory metals disulphide in surface layers of friction parts. Coating will be graded to provide unique tribological properties and diffusion interface barrier with the substrate.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGÉNIEURS DE SAINT- ETIENNE
Address
Rue Jean Parot 58
42023 Saint-etienne
France

Participants (7)

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DEI SISTEMI A GRANDE INTERFASE
Italy
Address
9,Via Della Lastruccia, 3
50019 Firenze
HYDROMÉCANIQUE ET FROTTEMENT R&D SA
France
Address
Rue Benoit Fourneyron
42166 Andrezieux-boutheon
IFU GMBH PRIVATES INSTITUT FUER UMWELTANALYSEN
Germany
Address
Chemnitzer Strasse 22 B
09648 Ottendorf
LIEBHERR AEROSPACE TOULOUSE SA
France
Address
Avenue Des Etats Unis 408
Toulouse
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Bortolan 42
Carbonera
METAL FORMING INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Jana Pawla Ii, 14
61 139 Poznan
POETON INDUSTRIES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Eastern Avenue, Gloucester Plating Works
GL4 3DN Gloucester