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Steel composites for high efficiency components in affordable systems

Objective

This project will develop the required technology to produce demonstrator components from a novel lightweight stainless steel. Advanced powder metallurgy and near net shape forging techniques will be used to control the distribution of ceramic particles within a stainless steel matrix. This in turn will allow the production of components that exhibit a unique combination of physical and mechanical properties. A high strength and stiffness, will be combined with a reduced density and improved resistance to corrosion and wear. Advanced joining and machining techniques will also be developed. The project will provide the European aerospace and automotive industries with a significant technological advantage. Support will also be given to EU policies in transport, employment, economics and finance. The consortium comprises of 8 partners from 4 EU countries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

QINETIQ LIMITED
Address
Cody Technology Park, Ively Road, Room 2008, A7 Bu
GU14 0LX Farnborough
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

AEROSPACE METAL COMPOSITES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Rae Road 1
GU14 6XE Farnborough
AUBERT ET DUVAL
France
Address
Rue De Villiers
63770 Les Ancizes
BODYCOTE H.I.P. LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hulley Road, Hurdsfield
SK10 2SG Macclesfield
CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100/102
00128 Roma
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Rue Pasteur 12
92152 Suresnes
GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Stratford Road, Shirley
B90 4LA Solihull,west Midlands
METSO POWDERMET AB
Sweden
Address
Brukskontoret
735 21 Surahammer