Project: Intelligent production system for Nanocoatings through thermal spray

Today's economy demands new materials with enhanced properties. Nanomaterials represents one of the best ways to achieve this objective. Nevertheless, mass production scale for nanomaterials is a challenge for industry when need to balance the cost to make it attractive for the market. Nanomaterials can improve properties like wear resistance, when applied as coatings. Several research groups have been demonstrated than Thermal Spray technologies can produce nanostructured coatings based on MMC than can enhance the components service life. The coatings are very sensitive to process parameters and the production of raw material represents a increase in the process cost. iNanospray project will research in a intelligent production system, based in advanced robotics and automation, feeded with coating process data, that will allow a stable and cost effective production of nanostructured wear resistant MMC coatings. This new process will be able to ensure the reproducibility and productivity in a mass production scale, making the process competitive to the market.

Acronym iNanospray
Duration 15/12/2011 - 14/12/2013
Project Topic Adaptive manufacturing technologies: processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling
Call MANUNET Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 GUTMAR SA Coordinator Spain
2 Putzier Oberflächentechnik GmbH Partner Germany
3 Projekt Automation GmbH Partner Germany