Ultrasonic degassing system
The CERORSOM project focuses on the technical development of an innovative degassing system for light ultrasonic alloys. The main objective of the project is to transform the prototypes developed in the ULTRAGASSING project (which helped relating the degassing efficiency with the process parameters and the environment) and the DOSHORMAT project (functional prototypes) into a heavy-duty pre-commercial machine (advancing the technology from TRL 5 to TRL 7).
The development of industrial ultrasonic degassing equipment will lead to an unprecedented advance in molten metal degassing techniques, evidencing for the first time, on an industrial scale, that ultrasonic degassing technology is an efficient resource and an environmentally friendly method that can be used effectively under industrial conditions.
Heat treatment by fluidized bed
The HardALU project aims at reduction of weight by substituting iron by light and high performance aluminium castings, in particular engine blocks. This will be achieved by making High Pressure Die Castings (HPDC) heat treatable using Fluidized Bed (FB) Technology, which allows reducing significantly the heat treatment time and thus avoiding blistering
The main innovations of the application of FB Fluidized bed heat treatments in the manufacturing process of HPDC are:
- To enable heat treatment of High Pressure Die Cast “HPDC” parts
- To reduce by 2 % CO2 emission by replacing iron
- Additional 30 % of reduction of CO2
- To generate a new niche market for heat treatment lines for HPDC parts