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Development of wear resistant coatings based on complex metallic alloys for functional applications

Objective

The project aims at the development of a new type of coatings based on Complex Metallic Alloys (CMA). This is a family of ternary and quaternary alloys which exhibit unexpected properties. The CMAs “Al61.5Cu25.3Fe12.2 B1” and “Al59.5Cu25.3Fe12.2 B3” consist only of metals, which show not metallic- but ceramic-like behaviour. Moreover, the bulk versions of these quasicrystals have proven outstanding properties as extremely low surface energy (wetting) and highest fretting wear resistance. The CMA AlMgB14 is known to be the hardest material after diamond. However, until now these outstanding properties could not be realised as coatings. First trials to develop coating processes were not successful, but showed reasonable concepts to solve the problems. The appliCMA project will focus on the development of PVD deposited coatings based on these three well-specified compositions. Following the mentioned outstanding properties of the three CMAs, the project is driven by applications for which they offer a remarkable step forward: tools for cutting, forming, extrusion dies, moulds for injection moulding, coated cooker’s oven for less sticking, fretting resistant coatings for aeroplanes, but also coatings of stamps for “Nano-Imprint-Technology (NIL)”. The project includes 9 researchers and 8 industries (including SME) in 8 member and associated state of the EU. They will deal with the fine tailoring of coatings and the processing of surface layers by PVD processes. Measurements of the micro/nano topography, electronic structure, phase transformations, microstructure and adhesion of the CMA coatings will be realized. The project will start with “lab samples” tested in lab facilities and will end with demonstrators tested in application related tests by end users. The project studies also fundamental mechanisms of the phase transitions in the manufacturing process of the targeted coatings, friction on these materials and simulation of friction in the forming applications.
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Coordinator

AEROSPACE & ADVANCED COMPOSITES GMBH

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Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 262 181

Administrative Contact

Anneliese Poenninger (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 211 930

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 198 649

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 222 000

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 210 320

INSTITUT ELEKTROZVARYUVANNYA IM.E.O. PATONA NACIONALNOI AKADEMII NAUK UKRAINY

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 200 536,10

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 210 270

RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 115 856

TRATTAMENTI TERMICI FERIOLI EGIANOTTI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 206 108

Gammastamp SpA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 142 656

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

WOLFRAM CARB SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 178 993

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 217

ERNST WITTNER GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 157 056

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 147 415

TCM INTERNATIONAL TOOL CONSULTING &MANAGEMENT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 94 237,90

LKR LEICHTMETALL KOMPETENZZENTRUM RANSHOFEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 142 159

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 281 882,56

RHP-TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 24 053,44

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214407

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 735 507,16

  • EU contribution

    € 3 341 520

Coordinated by:

AEROSPACE & ADVANCED COMPOSITES GMBH

Austria

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