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Polymer Injection Advanced Moulding

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505878

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 851 640

  • EU contribution

    € 851 640

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

Objective

Injection Moulding is one of the main polymer forming process, offering high volumes, high precision and high added values. Polymer parts are used for large consumption applications (automotive industry, domestic and electric applications, toys...) but also for sophisticated high technology products (electronic devices, biomedical implants, lenses, optic fibres connectors, DVD...). Part dimensions range from very large size (automotive dashboards) to very small ones (micromechanics, electronic components...). Polymer converters are numerous (and relatively scattered) in Europe, close to 30000 companies, often SME, involving over one million employees. In "classical" injection moulding, there are increasing demands for process control, dimensional stability and properties insurance. More demanding are "emerging technologies" such as micro products or large size parts but with surface reproduction at the micro scale. Strong limitations remain due to a lack of knowledge of the physics of these small-scale non-equilibrium processes. Only a combined effort of advanced numerical and experimental expertise will allow significant improvements in these two domains. The Pam Coordination Action Proposal aims at initiating a wide consortium of European experts involved in all aspects of the injection moulding process (processing, material science, physical and numerical modelling, mechanical properties...). These experts belong to academic and industrial research centres, but also to technological research centres, which are closely connected, to SME. Putting together this wide range of expertise will result in setting the basis for the development of a new generation of predictive tools for polymer injection moulding accounting for the more achieved physical models and numerical techniques. Such tools should contribute in lowering the cost, improving the quality and enlarge the domain of application of injection-moulded parts.

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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

Address

Boulevard Saint-Michel 60
Paris

France

Participants (21)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

ARKEMA SA

France

DOW BENELUX BV

Netherlands

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

UNIVERSITE DE NANTES

France

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS

France

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA

United Kingdom

CENTRE D'ANIMATION REGIONAL EN MATERIAUX AVANCES

France

POLO DE INOVACAO EN ENGENHARIA DE POLIMEROS

Portugal

TRANSVALOR S.A.

France

ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES

France

SOCIETE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DE L 'ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS

France

IBEROMOLDES SA

Portugal

CENTRUM BADAN MOLEKULARNYCH I MAKROMOLEKULARNYCH - POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505878

  • Start date

    1 March 2004

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 851 640

  • EU contribution

    € 851 640

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

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