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Laser treatment of profiled rolls

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00012

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 306 438

  • EU contribution

    € 783 863

Coordinated by:

CORUS UK LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

A laser heat source can melt a surface layer, up to 1mm in depth, typically less than the abrasive wear depth for a rolling campaign. Due to the rapid cooling a significant increase in the hardness is produced without affecting the substrate metallurgy. A protective layer can be so applied on selected areas of a roll as part of the dressing procedure.

This project would develop adequate laser based strategies to treat profiled rolls, determining the optimum applications (weld depths, speeds and areas) and applicable roll grades, and additionally, determine the efficiency of the process in technical and economical terms.

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Coordinator

CORUS UK LTD

Address

30 Millbank
London

United Kingdom

Participants (7)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE - AIMEN

Spain

BETRIEBSFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT VDEH-INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

INNSE CILINDRI SRL

Italy

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

SIDENOR INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO S.A.

Spain

SIDERÚRGICA ANON SA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: RFSR-CT-2006-00012

  • Start date

    1 July 2006

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 306 438

  • EU contribution

    € 783 863

Coordinated by:

CORUS UK LTD

United Kingdom