Quantitative Analysis Tool for the Mechanical Properties of Granites to Improve Drilling operations
The quantitative analysis tool to investigate the effects of surface micro cracks on the mechanical properties of granites was developed under the FIMECC BSA programme. This method provides a unique opportunity to understand and estimate the mechanical response of rocks in different drilling condition. This enables the development of effective and cost efficient drilling...
Virtual testing of steel ductility
In FIMECC BSA program VTT has developed together with Ruukki Construction and SSAB, acceptance criteria for new constructional high-strength steel grades. A new method to define the requirements for determination of material ductility parameters was described. The method was applied for the verification of local failure of structural parts with holes. The criteria developed...
High-performance steel solution enhances the quality of safety components in passenger cars
Proper annealing procedure for ZnFe coated boron steels in the direct press hardening process were developed in FIMECC BSA program. The achieved understanding of the material behavior in relation to the characteristics of the manufacturing process is vital for improving and optimizing the material properties of press hardening steels in future. Enabling the use of ZnFe...
Ultimate protection with high-strength steels
Protolab Oy has developed a protected multi-purpose vehicle with advanced ballistic protection and mobility properties. The research conducted under FIMECC BSA program was in important role in the development work. The new vehicle fills a critical niche in the market.
Digital design concept takes full advantage of novel HYBRID materials
FIMECC HYBRIDS programme brings material research and design to a new level by digitalizing materials R&D. The digital design concept takes full advantage of novel hybrid materials and speeds up product design significantly.
High-strength steels enable novel lightweight marine structures
In FIMECC BSA program steel and shipbuilding experts joined their forces to develop novel lightweight marine structures. The utilisation of high-strength steels combined with advanced production technologies results in the weight reduction up to 20 percent bringing numerous advantages and rising competitiveness of Finnish shipbuilding industry.
Novel wear and corrosion resistant coatings by high kinetic thermal spray processes
New corrosion and wear resistant coatings have been produced under the FIMECC HYBRIDS program using modern thermal spraying processes. These coatings help the participating companies to take their next step in extremely competitive industrial fields, such as pulp and paper, power and process industry.
Schematic based hydraulics modelling and simulation tool reduces engineering time up to 40%
Machine manufacturers’ goal is to build better machines in a shorter time span. Accurate machine simulation is helping the R&D personnel to achieve both of these goals. The schematic based hydraulics modelling tool is helping engineers to design, test and verify the hydraulic system of the machine faster than before.
Open machine concept expands automation from single-machine to the automation of a fleet of machines
The focus of multiple different industries is changing from machine level automation to the control of a fleet of machines. In EFFIMA program an open machine concept enabling the control of a fleet of machines was developed.
Modern ultra high strength steels produced by direct quenching
Enhanced understanding on metallurgy and steel production processes was created in FIMECC LIGHT programme. This enhanced knowledge has enabled the widening of the dimensional ranges of new and existing products, and also enabled the design of new steel grades. In addition, the results generated in the FIMECC LIGHT programme serve as a knowledge platform on which future...