The hybrid metal/ceramic material TiSurf® for aerospace applications: a preliminary study
|Coordinator||RISE IVF AB - Avdelningen för Tillverkning|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 325 000|
|Project duration||September 2018 - March 2019|
Purpose and goal
The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the industrial potential of TiSurf®, a ceramic/metal hybrid material, for aero engines applications. The goal is to enhance the surface properties of titanium (Ti) alloys without affecting their mechanical properties. It will then be handle through a process optimization of TiSurf® combined with surface and mechanical characterizations.
Expected results and effects
This project will provide an increased knowledge on Tisurf® behavior under specific conditions, especially for air engine applications. It will allow partners to better evaluate Tisurf® potential for aerospace applications. For NewSoTech, the project is also a first step towards becoming a qualified materials supplier or a process licensor for the aerospace industry.
Planned approach and implementation
This project is based on a collaboration between NewSoTech, owner of TiSurf®, Swerea IVF, Linköping University and University West. It will also benefit from the active participation of GKN. The project started with a workshop on the specifications for Ti alloys in air engine environment. A test matrix will then linked the surface properties of an optimized TiSurf® with the impact of TiSurf® process on the mechanical properties of the Ti alloys.