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Resource Efficient Production Route for Rare Earth Magnets

Objective

The overall objective of the REProMag project is to develop and validate an innovative, resource-efficient manufacturing route (SDS process) for Rare Earth magnets that allows for the economically efficient production of net-shape magnetic parts with complex structures and geometries, while being 100% waste-free along the whole manufacturing chain.
The new Shaping, Debinding and Sintering (SDS) process for Rare Earth magnets is an innovative automated manufacturing route to realise complex 3D- and multilayered parts; resulting in a significant increase in the material efficiency of at least 30% during manufacturing; while at the same time allowing additional geometrical features such as threads, cooling channels, small laminations/segments (e.g. to increase the efficiency of electrical motors) and structural optimisations such as lightweight-structures or the joint-free realisation. As part of the project, the possibility to produce hybrid parts such as an improved moving-coil transducer for headphones, loudspeakers and microphones will be evaluated.
The SDS process allows a new level of sustainability in production, as the energy efficiency along the whole manufacturing chain can be increased by more than 30% when compared to conventional production routes. Moreover, the used raw material is 100% recycled and can be again recycled in the same way at the end of the lifetime of the products. In short, the innovative REProMag SDS process has the potential to manufacture complex structures of high quality and productivity with minimum use of material and energy, resulting in significant economic advantages compared to conventional manufacturing.
The REProMag project is a highly innovative combination of applied research, technology development and integration, resulting in small-scale prototypes and a closely connected demonstration activity clearly showing the technical feasibility of the REProMag SDS processing route in a near to operational environment.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2014

Coordinator

OBE OHNMACHT & BAUMGARTNER GMBH & CO KG
Net EU contribution
€ 1 122 375,00
Address
Turnstrasse 22
75228 Ispringen
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Enzkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

FOTEC FORSCHUNGS- UND TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 480 828,75
Address
Viktor Kaplan-strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PT+A GMBH POWDER TECHNOLOGIES + ADDITIVES
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 315 311,25
Address
Frintz Meinhardt St 32
01239 Dresden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HAGE SONDERMASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO KG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 286 250,00
Address
Hauptstrasse 52e
8742 Obdach

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Westliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LITHOZ GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 342 375,00
Address
Mollardgasse 85a 2 1 64-69
1060 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEKS SARL
France
Net EU contribution
€ 334 531,25
Address
Rue Du Praya, Les Toits Blancs 23
05100 Montgenevre

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Hautes-Alpes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 459 143,75
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 477 443,75
Address
Am Labor 1
30900 Wedemark

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 94 912,50
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 631 297,50
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 379 000,00
Address
Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 251 593,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 143 927,50
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 101 685,00
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 305 690,00
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 43
70176 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00