Last week the international team of the SuperWEAR project met in Germany to put in common the last improvements on the project.
Specifically, they presented the news on the suspension and feeder suspension fabrication that are practically finished.
In this occasion, the meeting had placed on the GTV Verschleißschutz facilities in Luckenbach, Germany, just one year after the beginning of the project.
Next meeting of the group will be in july in the Basque Country, in the TEKNIKER facilities.
About the SuperWEAR project
Funded by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) and with a total budget of 1,690,309.42€, SuperWEAR is coordinated by Dr. Jaume Nin, head of the technical department and R&D of TMCOMAS, and Eloi Font, from the technical office, and has the support of the Basque research center TEKNIKER and other Spanish companies.
In this bilateral Project between Germany and Spain and led by TMCOMAS thanks to its extensive experience in the field of R&D, also participate OBZ Innovation, GTV Verschleißschutz,STERN Hidráulica and FRAUNHOFER–Gesellschaft.
The purpose of this project, which lasts 30 months, is to obtain the profitable ceramic thermal spray coatings that improve the wear behavior and corrosion, with the goal of implementing, in an industrial level and for the first time in Europe, the Thermal Spraying Suspension (STS) technique.
The ceramic coatings obtained by Suspension Thermal Spraying offer interesting advantages compared to traditional thermal spray coatings, such as a highly refined structure, smoother surfaces, thinner layers of filler, improved wear resistance and insulating properties. For all this, the STS technique can provide the industry with higher performance wear coatings that would offer the possibility to replace hard chrome techniques removing Cr (VI).