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In-process structured hard coatings for microlubrication

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Address
Metallimiehenkuja 4
02044 Espoo
Finland

Participants (9)

DIARC TECHNOLOGY INC.
Finland
Address
17,Olarinluoma 15
02200 Espoo
ELECTROSTART AD
Bulgaria
Address
Republika Str. 2
3540 Vurshets
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
71110 Iraklion
FUCHS EUROPE SCHMIERSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
Address
Friesenheimer Strasse 15
68169 Mannheim
GAMMASTAMP SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nova 34-38
13041 Bianze
MECONET OY
Finland
Address
Honkanummentie 8
01260 Vantaa
STYNER + BIENZ AG
Switzerland
Address
Freiburgstrasse 556
3172 Niederwangen
SWISS CENTER FOR ELECTRONICS AND MICROTECHNOLOGY S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
YKI - INSTITUTE FOR SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 45
114 86 Stockholm