High dynamic stiffness mechanical structures with nanostructured composite coatings deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering
New scientific publication by Plasmatrix, University of Oulu, University of Stuttgart and IP-ASCR on High dynamic stiffness mechanical structures with nanostructured composite coatings deposited by high power impulse magnetron sputtering. More information: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0008622315303845
New publications by University of Oulu on The Effect of Al Buffer Layer on the Catalytic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Forests. More information about the article: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11244-015-0479-5
From 30th May-4th of June 2016, 29th BIEMH International Machine-Tool Exhibition took place in Bilbao, Spain. The exhibition, which is celebrated every two years, has gathered this year 1500 exhibitors dedicated to metal cutting machine-tools, metal forming machine-tools, robotics, etc. Soraluce and IK4-Ideko took the opportunity to promote the Hippocamp project at the exhibition, as well as to show to visitors the latest advances achieved within the project.
The team from the University of Oulu, represented by Dr. Gabriela Lorite participated in European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting 2016. E-MRS has more than 4,000 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials. E-MRS Spring Meeting is the major society meeting which is organized every year in May or June. The conference is widely recognized as being of the highest international significance and is greatest of its kind in Europe with about 2,500 people every year. During the conference, Dr. Gabriela Lorite had an oral presentation related to the effects of plasma system parameters on the coating outcome properties in the symposium EE “Carbon-, or nitrogen-containing nanostructured thin films”.
Month 20 General Meeting has gathered again Hippocamp consortium in Torino (Italy), on 19th April 2016. The meeting – organized by DIAD Group – was an important milestone for the Hippocamp project, due to the final stage of the project. Participants were able to share results and update on the progress made so far towards achieving the project objectives. Next meeting will be held in September 2016.
Lantier presented their latest innovations at the Maqpaper Exhibition, celebrated on 6-7 April 2016 in Barcelona. Maqpaper is the only exhibiton dedicated to the paper industry held in Spain, a meeting point for the manufacturers that introduce their latest developments. Since 2014, Maqpaper and Ecoenergetica (fair dedicated to energy efficiency) have joined forces, because of the complementarity of both industries. LANTIER, as a provider of solutions for the paper industry, didn't miss the opportunity to show their latest innovations, such as the results obtained from the Hippocamp project.
Our colleague Alex Iglesias - researcher in the Dynamics and Control department at IK4-Ideko - read on 4th February at University of Girona his thesis on new techniques in advanced manufacturing, which presents new methods for improving the prediction and suppression of chatter in milling processes. The research work, “Milling Stability Improvement Through Novel Prediction and Suppression Techniques" presented by Mr. Iglesias proposes improvements in current stability models for milling processes as well as novel experimental techniques to draw up a more accurate profile of the dynamics of the machinery used in this process. Part of his research is related to the HIPPOCAMP project. Congratulations Alex!
METAV in Düsseldorf has been established as the major exhibition for manufacturing technology and automation in Germany. In 2016, industrial customers from Germany and Europe have met in the international trade fair for the full up-to-date range of offers for the market. From 23rd-27nd February, Soraluce was there showing its technological capacities as well as some European projects it is participating in, such as the Hippocamp project.
New production methods and measurement techniques for passive damping coatings - Optimization of the damping performance of HiPIMS composites
Many technical applications are subject to intense self-induced vibrations which can result in structural damage and loss of functionality. Currently, a new process for manufacturing special anti-vibration coatings made of nano-composites is being investigated, where the coating is applied directly onto the relevant parts. In this paper, a series of testing methods is described which are used for accurate characterization of the coatings, eventually leading to optimized manufacturability and performance.