Enhanced manufacturing characteristics and tailored service properties through laser hybrid welding
Laser-arc hybrid welding can be simply described as a fusion-welding process where both a laser beam and welding arc are focused simultaneously in the same weld pool. This hybrid technology has a number of advantages, but in this context the most important is the use of external filler material to modify the metallurgical composition of the resulting weld. The objectives of...
New lightweight solutions for steel-based components reduces environmental footprint
New laser-welded lightweight sandwich panels for impact and wear resistant structures, and new lightweight panels for building industry were developed in FIMECC LIGHT programme. Benefits of new lightweight solutions are obtained over the whole life time of the product in terms of reduced energy consumption, reduced emissions and improved performance with integrated...
Virtual reality workstation for design
Virtual validation is a cost effective testing method for design that improves the end product and saves development resources. To make virtual validation more accessible we designed an entry level system that requires minimal effort and investment while providing most of the benefits of a larger virtual environment.
HydroBalance: Active suspension of the mower conditioner
Clean food for humans requires that we also feed our cattle with good quality grass. The system presented adjusts the height of the cutting machine in order to get clean grass and to save fuel and therefore environment. Optimally balanced cutting head can save up to 20% of required machine power and fuel cost accordingly.
Knowledge platform on high strength austenitic stainless steels
World-class knowledge platform on high strength austenitic stainless steels was created in FIMECC LIGHT programme. The knowledge generated serves as a platform on which new generations of ultra-high-strength stainless steels will be developed.
Multi-scale modeling links the microstructure to wear performance
The wear behavior of high strength steels and metal matrix composites was investigated by way of microstructure based multi-scale modeling. The multi-scale modeling and simulation approach enables to establish links between material microstructure and its properties, microstructure and wear performance, as well as to produce methods for understanding and quantifying the...
Tool for Obtaining Real Understanding on Vessel Performance
Understanding how the vessel performs in real operation is a cornerstone for optimizing the fuel efficiency and technical maintenance of the vessel. Traditional engineering methods can predict the vessel performance but they are developed and thus are only reliable for ideal conditions. Today, the knowledge of how the vessel really performs in actual...
UWB-based Real time location system to enhance productivity and safety
When the control system or machine knows the positon of the operator, obstacles or targets in remote control applications, the information can often be used to enhance safety and improve productivity. Remote controlled machine with 3D positioning system can prevent both unintentional and intentional hazardous control by the operator. UWB (ultra wide band) technology is...
A roadmap towards sustainability
All products and service have an environmental impact during their production, use and disposal. The project focused on finding ways of guiding industrial product design and development towards sustainability, especially from a product-centric point of view. As a results two sustainability guidebooks for metals and engineering industry were created.
Efficient and reliable control software
Development of efficient and reliable control software requires efficient development tools. Controller development using MATLAB/Simulink is becoming increasingly popular in both university research and industry applications. This offers a possibility to integrate controller development with simulation of the controlled machine, which allows early evaluation of control...