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Automated inspection for sintered parts by non-destructive techniques for improved quality in production

Objective

"Sintered parts obtained by the powder metallurgy process are employed in several industry sectors, especially automotive. They are typically intricate, complex shaped parts produced in near net shape by compaction of powders into a geometry followed by sintering of the compacts for consolidation, where particles are bonded upon heating. The powder metallurgy process, by nature, is suited to high volume production and therefore any flaws/defects in the parts can have a significant impact on the production output for example loss of material and efficiency, as well as potential failures in use later. Therefore there is a need for automated inspection by non-destructive means, for determining and separating the good and bad batches during production, preferably as early as possible, without having to seek destructive examination carried out manually, which can have a negative impact on the production flow and output. More critically, any faulty part that is overlooked may cause more problems later on such as unexpected premature failures in application. Depending on the component and the criticality of the application this can have drastic consequences such as accidents.

In this project, we will develop a digital radiographic system for online inspection of powder metallurgy parts. This technique allows fast inspection and application of image processing for the detection of small cracks, flaws and density variations in-situ."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/metallurgy
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ACCENT PRO 2000 s.r.l.
Address
Str Nerva Traian 1 K6 Sc 1 Ap 26 Sector 3
031041 Bucuresti
Romania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 383 445
Administrative Contact
Mihai Iovea (Dr.)

Participants (7)

MIM TECH ALFA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 304,80
Address
Avenida Otaola 4
20600 Eibar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Diez (Ms.)
POLKOM BADANIA SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 324 404
Address
Uk Ignacego Krasickiego 35
02 611 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ella Schabowicz (Ms.)
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE LIMITED - INNOTECUK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 405,20
Address
Hildersham Road North Wing The Old Livery
CB21 6DR Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johal Harvinder (Mr.)
FEDERAL MOGUL SINTERED PRODUCTS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Styal Road Manchester Int Office Centre
M22 5TN Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bob Pratt (Dr.)
TWI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 991
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amanda Walters (Ms.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 55 750
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herbert Danninger (Prof.)