Last week, some of the team membres of SuperWEAR project participated in a new workshop organized at the IKTS-IWS of Fraunhofer in Dresden, Germany.

During the workshop, the participants worked on the preparation of the suspension in the IKTS, and on the system of operation of the suspension – HVOF equipment in the IWS.

This workshop, in which members of TMCOMAS and OBZ have participated, is the first of the two programmed in the SuperWEAR project. 

The second will be about tribology and will take place during the next year.

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).