Digitalization brings materials research and design to a new level
DIMECC HYBRIDS and BSA programs bring material research and design to a new level by digitalizing materials R&D. The digital design concept takes full advantage of novel materials. The ultimate goal is to enable to product specific design of materials, and exploiting detailed models in design of material solutions and solving materials related problems in products.
Participatory methods in service innovations and servitization research
During DIMECC’s Future Industrial Services (FutIS) program, different methods have been used not only for research, but for boosting the service innovation and knowledge creation processes in and between technology-based firms and research teams. This high-tech result summarizes three participatory methods that were used in FutIS.
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...
Digitalisation of construction projects with multiple stakeholders
Large delivery construction projects are dependent on the smooth collaboration and distribution of vast amounts of information among the participants. Within Fimecc’s Rebus programme Wärtsilä has developed and started using a new cloud-based approach for on-time information sharing and collaboration in projects. The new approach is an important step towards the...
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...
Light and efficient structures for next generation mineral crushers
New material solutions were applied to Metso crushers. New materials offered advantages, such as improved usability, durability and energy efficiency, differentiating Metso crushers from its competitors.
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...
Future Accommodation system
STX Cabins has found promising new markets worth tens of millions of euros annually. The new market areas are in hotels, flats, trains and refurbishment of passenger vessels.