Participant organisation name
ATEKNEA Solutions Hungary Limited Liability Company
EPMA EUROPEAN POWDER METALLURGY ASSOCIATION AISBL
AIPnD Associazione Italiana Prove Non Distruttive
ALTA LAB SRL
GAMMATEC ENGINEERING GMBH
TOZ TOZMETAL TICARET VE SANAYI.A.S
MIMI MIMITALIA srl
SINTER PRES SL
TPMA Turkish Powder Metallurgy Association
EGE INOVEGE ARASTIRMA GELISTIRME PROJE DANISMANLIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
IfU GmbH Privates Institut für Umweltanalysen
UBRUN BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
The consortium is comprehensive, bringing together a diverse array of partners with complementary and synergistic business interests, ensuring that the technology will have a rapid and dynamic route to market. All members are fully committed to the partnership, they are enthusiastic about the specific role they will play, and motivated to ensure the project is a success.
Scientific and technical project coordinator: András Bulkai Dr.
Financial and administrative project coordinator: Dóra Molnár
TPMA Turkish Powder Metallurgy Association (Turkey) – www.turkishpm.org
TPMA is the main representative of the Turkish P/M companies. Covering 111 members, it promotes the national P/M sector by organizing international scientific conferences and meetings. It creates a bridge between research organizations and the P/M manufacturing companies by realizing knowledge and technology transfer. Accordingly, it provides consultancy, organizes courses, seminars, trainings, and publishes books, periodicals, brochures and audio-visuals in the field of powder metallurgy science and technology.
EPMA European Powder Metallurgy Association (Belgium) www.epma.com
EPMA was formed in Brussels in 1989, and has three key missions: (i) to promote and develop P/M technology in Europe; (ii) to represent the European P/M industry within Europe and internationally; and (iii) to develop the future of P/M. It is a trade association representing 170 corporate bodies and 80 individuals from 22 EU member states. The association provides a range of services such as benchmarking, provision of statistics, lobbying, technology promotion, organisation of conferences and seminars, education, training and consultancy regarding quality assurance, environmental, health and safety issues, P/M research and standards.
AIPnD Associazione Italiana Prove non Distruttive (Italy) www.aipnd.it
AIPnD is a non-profit organisation devoted to promote technical and scientific knowledge in NDT technology and enhance professional activity of NDT personnel. Its Membership includes about 1000 individuals and 220 corporate coming from industry, university, research centres, equipment manufacturers, service companies. AIP organises national and International conferences, workshops, seminars, training courses for qualification and certification of NDT personnel for sectors like general industry, civil engineering and arts. It is publishing a quarterly technical magazine and special handbooks for different NDT methods.
ALTA ALTA LAB S.R.L. (Italy) www.altalab.it
ALTA was founded by a team of seven engineers, formerly constituting the R&D department of a large multinational company. They are active in the field of digital radiography since more than a decade. ALTA offers and designs customized solutions in medical and non medical applications, and it also provides engineering services to private customers in the following technology areas: Mechanics, Mechatronics & Robotics; X-ray generation & image acquisition; Electronic design (power, analogous, digital); Data Communication; SW embedded; SW Applicative; Vision & Image processing systems; and Quality & Manufacturing Processes. Its customers are typically industrial mid-size companies from Italy and the neighbouring countries acting in various application fields, including electro-medical x-ray diagnostic, security and industrial x-ray inspections, and automotive.
GAMMA Gammatec Engineering GmbH (Germany) www.gammatec.com
GAMMA is the only supplier worldwide of devices for the radiographic measurement of the density in powder metal and ceramic compacts. GAMMA offers both technical products and related services, such as maintenance, technical measurements and consultancy. Its main product is the densitometer, which measures local densities of powder metallurgy and ceramic products by absorption of gamma radiation. GAMMA’s clients are manufacturers of powder metal and ceramic components in several European countries and South Korea.
End-user SME participants:
TOZ Tozmetal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. (Turkey) www.tozmetal.com
TOZ was established in 1973 and started the production of powder metal parts in 1975. TOZ produces parts mainly for the automotive industry. These include oil pump gears and rotors, shock absorber parts, self-lubricating bearings, pulleys, structural elements, as well as parts for air conditioning systems and for home appliances. Their Quality Assurance system is approved by European and American companies; therefore they supply European companies such as VW-Audi Group, GM Opel and Renault, just as American companies, like Kohler, Tecumseh and Briggs&Sheraton. TOZ’s capacity is over 1000 tons/year, 25% of it is produced for export.
MIMI MIM Italia Srl. (Italy) www.mimitalia.com
MIMI was created to manufacture and market small metal precision parts made by powder metal injection moulding (MIM). Using metal powders as raw material, MIM technology makes it possible to manufacture metal components even with extremely complex geometry at a lower cost, but with better mechanical and dimensional properties than those manufactured using traditional technologies. It offers powder injection molding as an innovative and cost-effective alternative to traditional manufacturing processes.
SINTER Sinterpres S.L. (Spain) www.sinterpres.com
SINTER comprises more than 25 years’ experience of professionals. It offers specialised personnel in the integral know-how of production of sintered parts focused on small and medium series. They produce sintered mechanical components for industries such as automotive, power tools, household appliances, electronic machines and locksmith. 60% of its production goes to automotive market, as parts for shock absorbers, while the rest goes mainly to the army sector.
MFKK MFKK Invention and research center services Ltd. (Hungary) www.mfkk.eu
MFKK is a Hungarian private research organisation that has been established in 2003. Its mission is to boost economic growth and competitiveness through facilitating the implementation of innovative technologies. MFKK provides services to a broad range of international clientele in the private and public sector and by promoting sustainable development serves the public interest. Currently 21 full time researchers and several PhD students are contributing to the research and technology development activities, and a team of 5 experienced project managers is in operation to assist client relations and the take up of research results. The company maintains extensive partnerships and collaboration agreements with technical universities and R&D organizations Europe wide which enables the combination of expertise to successfully resolve R&D tasks requiring interdisciplinary background.
TWI TWI Limited (UK) www.twi.co.uk
Based in Great Abington, UK since 1946, TWI provides the industrial sector with technical support for welding, joining, and associated technologies such as material processing, characterization, NDT and integrity assessment. TWI is internationally renowned for bringing together multidisciplinary teams to implement advanced joining technologies, or to solve complex problems arising at any stage. In addition, TWI is actively involved in collaborative research and technology transfer projects across its entire technology and industrial sectors.
EGE Inovege Arastirma Gelisterme Proje Danismanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi – (Turkey) www.inovege.com
EGE has been established to enhance the involvement of research staff at Izmir University in national and international R&D projects. It is active within the Izmir Technology Development Zone, which ensures the necessary conditions for realizing cooperation and technology transfer between research organizations and the industrial sector. Due to this, EGE employs researchers and technical experts from the academic sector, and offers research and consultancy services to clients from the international industrial sector.
IFU IfU GmbH (Germany) www.ifu.de
IFU is a private research institute, founded in 1993 by a scientific team including leading specialists from Dresden and Chemnitz Universities. IFU specializes in research and application of new physical principles for deposition of coatings (including nanostructured ones), application of nanoparticles to solve tribological problems under severe conditions, powder metallurgy and material sciences. IFU also specializes in the development of special diagnostic methods and instrument to control in real time industrial material production technologies, such as thermal spraying, coating deposition, powder parts sintering.
UBRUN University of Brunel (UK) www.brunel.ac.uk
Established in 1966, Brunel is a higher education institution with more than 15,000 students situated in West London, England. The annual turnover is 220€ million including a research income of more than 16.5€ million. In the latest UK Government Research Assessment Exercise, 82% of research submitted was rated as of international standing. Brunel comprises of 8 academic Schools and 7 Specialist Research Institutes, conducting research ranging from social sciences to engineering to health and social care. Brunel University is now recognised as a major force in the UK higher education scene. The University maintains close links with industry in teaching, research and technology transfer. One of their innovations centres will be responsible for the work in DIRA-GREEN.