Introduction video about Hippocamp European project, recorded on the 6th month at IK4-Ideko's facilities. This project is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme.
Tissueworld – celebrated from 17th-19th March in Barcelona - is one of the most important exhibitions related to de pulp and paper industry. Different companies working in different areas such as Automation, Chemicals, Consultants, Converting Machinery, Converting Supplies; Drying, Dust Control and Dispenser Systems; Engineering Services, Environmental Services, Paper Machine Accessories, Paper Machinery, Tissue Manufacturers take place in this exhibition. The exhibition makes possible to explore future sustainable growth prospects for the tissue industry, meet key industry players and solution providers, join to an expert panel of speakers who share their thoughts on how tissue players can remain competitive and take advantage of the various networking opportunities during the event to expand business networks. Lantier had its own booth (F250) where apart from its range of products, the Hippocamp project was presented, as well as the new trade mark for the monitoring system developed within the Hippocamp Project, iCrepe.
From 21–22 April the HiPPOCAMP project participated the Myfab&Norfab user meetings 2015 hosted by Lund University in Sweden, where the Max IV lab is situated. The user meeting intends to exchange research ideas and get inspirations from researchers in Nordic countries in Nano science. During the user meeting, the HiPPOCAMP concept was explained and the atomic force in viscous mode has triggered quite some interest in atomic force modelling research. The progress and project results from HiPPOCAMP will provide inspirations to material scientist that works with the grain boundary relaxation phenomenon.
On September 15th 2014, Qilin Fu from PLASMATRIX brought HiPPOCAMP project to EMRS (European Material Research Society) fall meeting in Warsaw. Founded in 1983, the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) now has more than 3,200 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials. On the presentation, Qilin made a thorough introduction of HiPPOCAMP’s concept and demonstrated its latest achievement. The audiences are mostly coming from material science talking about crystallographic structures etc and had a hard time to understand the underlying physical phenomenon. However, the demonstration part of the presentation was very interesting as commented by the audiences.
From 21-23 October 2014, the Digimat Users Meeting was held in Rome. Universität Stuttgart was there presenting the Hippocamp Project, with the simulation of the damping properties of innovative HiPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) materials with Digimat. This multi-scale simulation tool has been tested to model the microstructure of such high-damping coating materials. A metal matrix composite made of carbon nitride with copper inclusions has been the first material to be investigated. The ultimate goal is to predict the influence of various material parameters of the composite on its damping potential in order to avoid the need of time-consuming and costly test runs. Digimat is regarded as a strong candidate for achieving this goal.
Qilin Fu disseminated HIPPOCAMP project’s concept and initial results on DMMS (Centre for Design & Management of Manufacturing Systems) members meeting on 2nd -3rd December 2014. Participants to the meeting includes most of research groups in academies and manufacturing industries (Sandvik, SAAB, SECO Tools, SKF, SCANIA, VOLVO, etc.) within Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark). The concept of HIPPOCAMP and its bottom up approach to synthesize nano-sized grains in a coating material has opened the discussion on the topic of high dynamic stiffness materials and high hardness resilient coatings. The results achieved in the early stage of the project has impressed the audience on how to correlate nano-material research with modern metal cutting industry. A milling tool with 6 times overhang has showed its potential to be improved by HIPPOCAMP’s nano damping material. R&D responsible persons in the industry put their expectations with further improvement which will speed up the marketing process of such technology.
From 15-19 September 2014, the 14th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The aim of Ionautics was to show their technology to potential customers as well as promote the HIPPOCAMP project.
From 16-20 September 2014, the AMB international exhibition for metalworking was held in Stuttgart, Germany. AMB is one of the leading industry trade fairs in the even years and is one of the top 5 trade fairs worldwide for metal-cutting technology. SORALUCE-BIMATEC showcased its expertise in manufacturing and the Hippocamp project was promotioned in its stand. Every two years approximately 1,350 exhibitors from almost 30 countries showcase the latest developments in machine tools, precision tools and relevant periphery for metal machining. Over 90,000 visitors are interested in this offering in the centre of Europe's leading high-tech region Stuttgart.