This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958196.
With climate change becoming even more concerning and dangerous by the day, innovators across many industries and sectors aim to develop and introduce products and technologies that are environmentally safe.
These new technologies often include the development or introduction of new components or materials that could revolutionise the sector by reducing the impact it has on the environment.
Unfortunately, the manufacturing process and value chain can sometimes be negatively affected by the introduction of new materials and components causing damage to ecosystems.
The EU-funded HIPERMAT project aims to combat this problem by assisting innovators in their design, monitoring, development and assessment processes of new materials and components and their impact on value chains.
The main objective of HIPERMAT is the empowering of future low carbon technologies with new materials and components by their enhanced environmental impact reduction across the value chain.
At least two new bulk refractory stainless steels, a high entropy alloy and a ceramic coating will be developed through advanced modelling, hidrosolification, LMD and ceramic coatings in new beam and ring prototypes with embedded sensors in a hot stamping furnace.
This objective will be achieved by setting a strong basis gathering all manufacturing conditions across the value chain: from the manufacturing of main components (beams and rings) by sand casting and centrifugal casting, the engineering in the furnace construction and the final use of the equipment in hot stamping companies.
These data will be used to develop the strategies for materials selection, embedded sensors development, environmental continuous assessment, advanced modelling, data capture and main tests to be performed for material and component validation.
After this, materials will be tested for high temperature performance properties such as thermal fatigue, creep, crack growth rate and wear/corrosion.
In parallel, new manufacturing technologies such as hidrosolidification, LMD and ceramic coatings will be developed and tested in component like geometries towards an easier and faster approach to final solutions.
All these activities will be supported by advanced modelling architecture based on a combination of thermodynamic, thermokinetics, fluids dynamics, heat interchange and metal solidification physics together with model predictive control tools based on in artificial intelligence.
The combined effect of material and technologies will be finally tested in component like geometries and, once validated, transferred to prototype components represented by beams and rings that will be integrated in a real furnace together with embedded sensors for continuous monitoring and comparison with standard components.
- GHI HORNOS INDUSTRIALES, SL
- KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
- QUESTEK EUROPE AB
- ESI SOFTWARE GERMANY GMBH
- SVUM AS
- AMPO S COOP
Start date: 1 November 2020 - End date: 31 October 2023