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.
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...
Increased understanding of wear mechanism in paper machine
Wear of sliding machine elements increases friction, which means increase in energy consumption. New information on what governs wear mechanisms in wet high-velocity sliding has been produced.
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.
FINAL REPORT: DEMAPP ”Breakthrough Materials for Demanding Applications – from Science to Solutions”
FIMECC DEMAPP (2009–2014) is an industry-led public-private partnership programme (PPP) focusing on application-driven R&D of advanced materials for extreme service conditions. Through a true multi-disciplinary co-operation between the consortium and with key international partners FIMECC DEMAPP has provided a variety of great scientific results which have been rapidly...