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Intermetallic Materials Processing in Relation to Earth and Space Solidification

Objective

The scientific objective of the IMPRESS Integrated Project is to understand the critical link between materials processing, structure and final properties of novel, higher-performance intermetallic alloys. These multi-functional materials possess remarkable mechanical, physical and chemical properties, which make them very attractive for certain industrial applications. The new knowledge, derived from ground research and space experiments onboard the International Space Station, will lead to macro-scale prototypes with tailor-made properties. The selected applications include the development of intermetallic materials and processes for (a) large 40cm prototype turbine blades and (b) advanced catalytic devices, such as hydrogen-fuel cell electrodes, based on <20-micron powders. In both cases, Europe's position is considered weak, vis-à-vis the US and Japan, according to the EC's "Futures Project-Technology Map". The long-term objective will thus be to develop cost-effective and sustainable ways of producing new high-quality components for extreme applications, thereby addressing energy and pollution issues. In turn, this will improve the competitiveness of European industry and the quality of EU citizen's lives. To achieve these aims, the IMPRESS Integrated Project has brought together the required critical mass of academic expertise, technology and industry competence from across the enlarged European Union and Russia. A unique team of 200+ scientists from 15 countries has been assembled, with expertise in metallurgy, physical chemistry, metrology, computer modelling, fluid dynamics, product design and engineering. The project will integrate technological competence and promote sharing of cutting-edge experimental facilities. Activities related to education, training and technology transfer will also be firmly embedded into the RTD programme. Finally, the project will actively involve 14 European companies, including 7 SMEs, and amalgamate public and private funding.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
Address
8-10 Rue Mario Nikis
Paris
France

Participants (46)

MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FÜR EISENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-str 1
Düsseldorf
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
6, Allee Emile Monso
BP 34038 Toulouse
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Otakaari 1
PO BOX 1000 Espoo
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavägen 79
Stockholm
ÚSTAV MATERIÁLOV A MECHANIKY STROJOV SAV
Slovakia
Address
Racianska 75
Bratislava
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND OPTICS
Hungary
Address

PO BOX 49 Budapest
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V
Germany
Address
Linder Höhe
Köln
BRITISH CERAMIC RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Queens Road, Penkhull
Stoke-on-trent
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea
TURBOCOATING S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Mistrali 7 - Loc. Rubbiano
Solignano (Parma)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
London
MAGNITEC OY
Finland
Address
Melkonkatu 10 C
Helsinki
CALCOM ESI SA
Switzerland
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl
Lausanne
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
ACCESS E.V.
Germany
Address
Intzestraße 5
Aachen
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
PO BOX 270116 Dresden
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
Lausanne
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURAL MACROKINETICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE RAS
Russia
Address
Institutskaya Ul., 8
Chernogolovka
TYLITE INTERNATIONAL OY
Finland
Address
Aurinkotie 10
Kulho
OY HYDROCELL LTD.
Finland
Address
Minkkikatu 1-3
Järvenpää
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza 30
Krakow
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TRATAMIENTOS SUPERFICIALES IONTECH S.A.
Spain
Address
Poligono Ventas C/ Gabiria 86
Irun - Guipuzcoa
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Temple Back East 2 - Temple Quay
Bristol
UFA STATE AVIATION TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
K. Marx St. 12
Ufa
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
PO Box 12 04 20 München
LNSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE
France
Address
2 Avenue De La Foret De Haye
PO Box 3 Vandoeuvre-les-nancy
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
P. Le Aldo Moro, 7
Rome
FUNDACION INASMET
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Pasealkekua, 2 Parque Technologico
San Sebastian
NPL MANAGEMENT LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Hampton Road
Teddington
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
Address
Rapenburg 70
PO Box 9500 Leiden
UNIVERSITÄT ULM
Germany
Address
Grüner Hof 5C
Ulm
LNSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PROBLEMS FOR MICROELECTRONICS
Russia
Address
B. Tolmachevsky Per. 5
Moscow
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC.
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
London
ALD VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilhelm Rohn Strasse 35
Hanau
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES MÉTHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
60, Bd. Saint-michel
Paris
DONCASTERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
28-30 Derby Road
Melbourne
UNIVERSITÉ DE ROUEN
France
Address
1 Rue Thomas Becket
Mont-saint-agnan
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
40-42 Hatton Garden
London
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DES TECHNOLOGIES DU TITANE ET DES ALLIAGES SPECIAUX S.A.
Belgium
Address
Allee Centrale
Jumet