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...
Long-term research activities enabled the development of a revolutionary new type of reactor for the metals processing industry
To meet the global challenge of declining ore grades and increasing price of energy a novel hydrostatic pressure reactor for the metals processing industry have been developed. The new type of reactor is energy efficient and can utilize low-grade raw materials that are currently not economically feasible.
Research cooperation enabled the development of a new reinforcement with exceptional mechanical properties
Ahlstrom with the support of FIMECC LIGHT programme has developed a totally new type of reinforcement offering exceptional mechanical properties compared to state-of-art solution. The new reinforcement has been already launched on the market and it brings a new cost-effective solution to wind turbine 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...
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.
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.
FINAL REPORT: LIGHT ” Light and Efficient Solutions”
The vision of the FIMECC Light and Efficient Solution – LIGHT programme (2009-2014) was to enable Finnish industries to gain a leading international position in the development of a future generation of advanced materials, structures, and systems which will have reduced weight, increased performance, improved energy efficiency and a reduced environmental footprint. The main...
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.
Dual Mass Balancing of a Jaw Crusher
The inertia forces and vibration amplitudes of a jaw crusher have been balanced approximately by 90 % by using two balancing masses rotating in opposite directions. Dual mass balancing serves several benefits such as lower stress, vibration and noise levels of the machine, and an increased fatigue life.