Enhanced functionality of metallic materials from additive manufacturing through surface modification

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för kemi - Ångström
Funding from Vinnova SEK 186 000
Project duration September 2018 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call 2017-04722-en

Purpose and goal

The project is a collaboration between academia and industry which aims at developing new methods to enhance the functionality of metallic materials from additive manufacturing (“3D-printing”). This will be achieved through surface engineering of materials, in different process stages. The aim of the project is to give an added value to components and material manufactured by Swedish industry, and create a foundation for deepened collaboration between academia and industry.

Expected results and effects

A successful project is expected to continued collaboration within the project area, and also give more directly applicable results, as generated knowledge and processes can be implemented in industrial development of new products with an added value. The project is also expected to lead to the publication of results in scientific journals.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will on a part-time basis place a researcher from inorganic chemistry, Uppsala university, at the Sandvik machining solutions centre for additive manufacturing. This will leverage the competences and resources of both parties efficiently. The project will rest on two legs, surface engineering and characterisation to assess and understand the surface modifications that have been performed. The project will be initiated during autumn 2018, but mainly be active during spring 2019.

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