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High-power Impulse Plasma Process Operations for the Creation of Advanced Metallic Parts

Objective

European industries such as automotive, aerospace and manufacturing have to develop new structural materials and production processes in order to achieve strict emission reduction requirements and improve performance and multifunctionality. However, advanced engineered materials manufactured today with traditional techniques are prohibitively expensive for many applications and generate unwanted by-products and toxic waste. The HIPPOCAMP project focuses on the development of a robust, high-yield, low cost, environmentally friendly manufacturing process to produce nano-composites for products made of engineered metallic material, in particular, structural components for automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and wind turbine applications.
One of the most desired functional property of such components is vibration damping, because vibration and chatter in turbine blades, machine-tools and other industrial components have very significant consequences: decreased performance, higher maintenance costs, shorter service life and ultimately, higher costs. The HIPPOCAMP project develops a novel method to generate a unique carbon-based composite with high dynamic stiffness material, whose effect on vibration damping will prolong the service life of components, reduce their weight and significantly improve the performance of industrial machineries.
Today, there are no standard structural materials that can simultaneously combine high static stiffness with high damping properties at a broad operating temperature and frequency range. Consequently, there are currently no industrially scalable processes for cost-effectively manufacturing high damping components. The HIPPOCAMP project addresses the development of a scalable industrial process enabling, (i) the synthesis of a new class of nano-composite materials, (ii) the production of these nano-composites on metal or polymer parts, to create industrial components with superior vibration damping property.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Coordinator

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 698 700
Administrative Contact
Hanna Honkamäkilä (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

Plasmatrix Materials AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 498 960
Address
Teknikringen 33
11428 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cornel Mihai Nicolescu (Prof.)
IONAUTICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 345 740
Address
Uvebergsvagen 45
589 31 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Lundin (Dr.)
MIRCONA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 231 800
Address
Lötängsgatan 5
801 33 Gavle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Mihic (Mr.)
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 213 480
Address
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zdeněk Hubička (Dr.)
DIAD GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 212
Address
Via Nicola Fabrizi 136
10145 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Sereno (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 960
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carsten Glanz (Mr.)
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 556 700
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Izaskun Abaunz (Ms.)
LANTIER SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 350 648
Address
Poligono Industrial Aldaba Berazubi Haundi 2
20400 Tolosa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaime Permisan (Mr.)
SORALUCE S. COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 799
Address
Osintxu Auzoa
20570 Bergara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Itziar Elgarresta (Ms.)