The scientific objective is to analyze and describe the mechanisms of minimum lubrication of topographically microstructure surfaces at high contact pressure in metal forming processes. The main deliverable will be a coating deposition process which can be used to produce hard coatings with such microstructures. The project responds to the societal needs: reduces waste, promotes use of bio- degradable lubricants, assists use of recyclable materials, retains and creates new jobs in metal industry, and improves quality of life. The technical objective is to reduce up to 99% the amount of lubricants in metal forming, control friction coefficient and to develop an industrial deposition technology for the in-process structuring of hard coatings, which is cost-competitive to existing PVD deposition processes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
114 86 Stockholm