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Improvement of Steels the Tools for Thixoforming of Complex Structural Parts

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00488

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 528 427

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 896

Coordinated by:

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain

Objective

Thixoforming is a young technology of shaping metals in the semi-solid state which provides combined advantages of both, shapability (thixoforging) and quality (thixocasting) compared to conventional processing. The advantages of thixoforming offer the possibility to produce complex structural parts with lower forming energies and less process steps which lead to higher economical processes and effective use of materials. Thixoforming can be used to produce parts which are highly charged during usage with a complex structure, experience has already been obtained in the field of aluminium alloys. By transferring this process to steels a much broader application will be made available. Due to higher requirements for the thixoforming process fundamental investigations have to be made to produce complex structural parts by thixoforming.

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Coordinator

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Address

Barrio Ugarte S/N
48970 Basauri

Spain

Participants (9)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

BOEHLER EDELSTAHL GMBH & CO KG

Austria

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

COPEM DESIGN SNC

Italy

EPIRUS FOUNDRIES S.A.

Greece

MEFOS - THE FOUNDATION FOR METALLURGICAL RESEARCH

Sweden

OVAKO STEEL AB

Sweden

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

University of Patras

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00488

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    31 May 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 528 427

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 896

Coordinated by:

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain