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Innovative forming technology for metal matrix composites

Objective

The aerospace and automotive industries are eager to achieve structural weight savings, improve engine efficiency, reduce operating costs and environmental impact. The use of powder metallurgy (PM) processed metal matrix composites (MMCs) will enable these objectives to be met and have a major impact on performance. The main obstacles to their wide application are a) they are currently too expensive to replace traditional materials b) recycling issues must be addressed. The solution to these problems is to develop "one shot " direct powder (DP) technologies to produce precise to form components to eliminate process steps and expensive machining and use in combination with low cost alloy forms, such as recycled machining waste, defective and/ or end of life components

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 (8)

AEROSPACE METAL COMPOSITES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Rae Road 1
GU14 6XE Farnborough
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
CREUZET AÉRONAUTIQUE S.A.
France
Address
Route De Beyssac
47200 Marmande
CSM MATERIALTEKNIK AB
Sweden
Address
Gelbgjutaregatan
581 13 Linkoeping
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse
Ottobrunn
GIE EADS CCR
France
Address
Rue Pasteur 12
92152 Suresnes
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Royal School Of Mines, Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BP London
PANKL ENGINE SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
Austria
Address
Kaltschmidstrasse 2-6
8600 Bruck An Der Mur