The SuperWEAR team has held a new project follow-up meeting, which on this occasion, took place at the headquarters of TEKNIKER in the Basco Country.

The meeting was attended by TMCOMAS, TEKNIKER, OBZ Innovation, GTV Verschleißschutz, STERN Hidráulica and FRAUNHOFER – Gesellschaft.

Since the beginning of the project, 2’5 years ago, the SuperWEAR project team meets every 6 months to analyze the latest advances in research. On this occasion, the main novelty is the implementation of the “suspension feeder” installed at the headquarters of OBZ Innovation and which has already begun the testing phase at an industrial level.

In addition, the meeting also served to comment on the presentation on “suspension preparation” of SuperWEAR that FRAUNHOFER offered during the ITSC Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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).