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Pilot plant for advanced non-ferrous castings and nano-enabled multifunctional materials

DESCRIPTION

Semi-industrial foundry pilot plant for the development of non-ferrous castings and nano-enabled materials comprising all the equipment and technical resources required to develop and validate non-ferrous alloys and prototypes including the design, development, casting and chemical characterization, modelling and simulation software, sand casting, gravity casting, HPDC and technologies to handle, incorporate and disperse nanoadditives to castings. Sensoring and data caption tools, electrical and induction furnaces for castings of 1-200 Kgs of non-ferrous alloys.

MOST OUTSTANDING EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS

Fully automatized HPDC cellule +

Fully automatized HPDC cellule with a Pretransa 950t HPDC machine with new parameters monitoring and resitering system for the control of around 70 parameters of the cellule. Vacuum equipment and valves (40 m3/h and 350litres). HPDC sensorized test moulds.

Auxiliar componentes for advanced non-ferreous castings and nano-enabled multifuctional materials pilot plant +

- Inmersión and optical thermocouples for tempearature control and register.
- Degassing and mixing ultrasonic equipment
- Mechanical degassing equipment
- Mechanical mixing and dousing equipment
- Semi solid alloys equipment
- Thermal treatment furnaces up to 1000ºC

, particle mixing equipment, semi-solid preparation equipment, HPDC sensorized test molds.

Induction furnaces with capacity of melt from 1-600Kg of non-ferreous alloys +

Induction tilting furnaces with melting capacity from 1-600kg of non-ferrous alloys.

- Induction furnace 50kW for 1-20Kg of aluminim melting
- Induction furnace 300kw up to 600Kg of aluminium melting

Resistance melting furnaces for non-ferrous alloys +

Resistance melting furnaces from 80-600kg aluminium.

- Resistance tilting TP furnace with 80Kg liquid aluminium capacity
- Resistance DUGOPA furnace with 600kg liquid aluminium capacity.
- Melting and pouring furnace for magnesium with 300kg capacity

Design and modelling software +

Software for the design of new alloys and casting process modelling.
- Computherm
- NX
- PROCAST

SERVICES OFFERED BY THE ASSET

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Design and validation of foundry 4.0 enabling technologies and solutions. Digitalization of non-ferrous foundries.

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Design, production and validation of new materials, casting components and processes (gravity casting and HPDC) for conventional and advanced non-ferrous alloys, including nanocomposites

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Design, modellizaion and characterization of new non ferrous alloys.

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Training and safety issues and new business models for the industrialization of innovative material and process solutions

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Homologation of HPDC (High Pressure Diecasting) dies and prototypes

ENTITY MANAGING THE ASSET

FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Gabiria (Pol.Ventas), 6

20305 IRUN, GIPUZKOA

Contact person:

Maider Garcia de cortazar

Maider.garciadecortazar@tecnalia.com

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