Qualification and adaptation of TiSurf® for industrial production
|Coordinator||Swerea KIMAB AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - September 2017|
Purpose and goal
Within the project, the TiSurf® process has been studied, which is a method of hardening titanium. The purpose of the project has been to study requirements for upscaling and to build a constellation along the entire value chain. The preliminary project has shown that it should be possible to industrialize the process and specifies what needs to be investigated before industrialization. A value chain has been built including a supplier of titanium tubes, heat treatment providers and an end user.
Expected results and effects
The preliminary project has shown that the process should be suitable for scaling up and that this should be further studied in a överbryggningsprojekt. A constellation has been built along the entire value chain. The expected effect of industrialization is that nitrated titanium components begin to be used in a variety of applications, reducing weight and increasing strength of components.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has been divided into three work packages. In Work Package 1, a strong constellation along the value chain has been built to enable industrialization of the technology. In work package 2, a gap analysis has been developed as the basis for a överbryggningsprojekt. Work Package 3 has handled project management and planning of work.