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Development of New Magnesium Forming Technologies for the Aeronautics Industry.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30852

  • Start date

    1 August 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 422 522

  • EU contribution

    € 1 894 090

Coordinated by:

PALBAM METAL WORKS

Israel

Objective

The purpose of MagForming is to advance the state of the art in the technology of plastic processing of wrought magnesium alloys for aeronautical applications, by developing tools and methodologies for industrial technologies and show their feasibility in Aeronautics. The measure for attaining the objective will be the fabrication of seven (7) prototypes, one for each of the technologies. The most important advances of using wrought magnesium shapes have been achieved in the automotive industry. Most projects were focused on cast alloys and methodologies. Out of the few projects dealing with wrought magnesium only AEROMAG, of FP6 is explicitly concerned with aeronautic applications. It is evident from current research that the products currently achieved by forming processes of aluminium could be produced by upgraded processes of magnesium, but in a completely different domain of parameters. To date, none of the prototypes mentioned above have been manufactured with magnesium alloys. The consequences of successful completion of MagForming will be: in aeronautics (decrease of weight of aircraft) in the environment (less fuel consumed) and in metallurgy (development of new processes). MagForming is a European scale project because the problem is of European scale and the solutions are of European scale: the required expertise cannot be found in one country. The well-balanced and complementary consortium consists of four SMEs, two Universities, one research organisation, three major aerospace companies, one major magnesium developer and supplier and one lubricant developer and supplier. The project has ten workpackages and will last for 32 months. The project starts with choice of the prototypes and the alloys. Five WPs are devoted to the development of the seven technologies: preparing the raw material, designing and manufacturing the dies and developing the process itself. Testing and economic analysis conclude the project. The other 3 WPs are non-technical.

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Coordinator

PALBAM METAL WORKS

Address

En Harud
En Harod Ihud

Israel

Participants (11)

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON A DIVISION OF MAGNESIUM ELEKTRON LIMITED

United Kingdom

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD.

Israel

LIEBHERR AEROSPACE TOULOUSE S.A.S

France

SMW ENGINEERING LTD.

Russia

CHEMETALL GMBH

Germany

ULTRATECH SPOLKA Z ORGANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

ALUBIN LTD.

Israel

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

Czechia

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 30852

  • Start date

    1 August 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2009

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 422 522

  • EU contribution

    € 1 894 090

Coordinated by:

PALBAM METAL WORKS

Israel