Robot welding unit with full digital measuring data
Innovative robot welding unit with full digital measuring data was develop under the DIMECC MANU programme. The developed solution turns the quality checking of weld profiles in automated production systems into digital era creating prerequisites for high productivity and quality welded structure manufacturing.
Automated test method for elastomers
Test method for the fatigue behaviour of elastomers was developed in the DIMECC HYBRIDS programme. The developed test method enables the testing of materials and material combination in various loading conditions without extensive and time consuming laboratory trials resulting in a shortened time-to-market and development processes. The test method also enables the...
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...
Building blocks for operations and maintenance
From various machines and processes different variables relating to their state, operational environment, production process etc. are continuously measured. Very large amounts of measurement data are thus generated and they should be processed into useful information. Tools and methods developed in the TOLKKU project facilitate turning data masses to information...
Ramor 550 protection steel
During DEMAPP project SSAB Europe (Ruukki Metals) has developed Ramor® protection steel having excellent ballistic properties in combination with high hardness and strength.
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...
Low friction with graphene oxide composites
Graphene oxide silica composites with good friction and wear performance were developed and used for the first time in steel-steel contacts. These composites provided up to 50% lower friction when used as lubricant additives.
Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses
In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel fuel, and a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 200 million tonnes.
Novel corrosion resistant stainless steel without nickel
High-chromium ferritic stainless steels with good corrosion resistance and formability have been developed for demanding applications. Independent of the high and fluctuating price of nickel these novel ferritic steels provide cost-efficient alternative to current austenitic grades. Based on wide research and pilot-scale development the first 21% chromium grade have been...