FLAMINGo proposes the efficient production of high-performance lightweight Aluminium nano-composite materials thanks to a novel metallurgical and forming combined approach for making automotive parts for Green Vehicles.
Mechanical alloying (MA) is a solid-state powder processing technique that involves repeated cold welding, fracturing, and re-welding of powder particles in a high-energy ball mill
Maximizing the performance of a material and reduce its weight by defining boundary conditions like loads, construction space, and additional tasks according to a specific part.
By using nanoparticles in aluminium casting, high strength values can be achieved without heat treatment. The particles are distributed in the melt by using ultrasound or other methods. This process runs with the utilization of dies, one half of the die is attached to a fixed machine plate and the other to a movable one on a die-casting machine that is vertically aligned.
The extrusion method is to process complementary to LPDC and GSC supporting the drawbacks and limitations that might occur in terms of processabilities with improvements in the design of the component.
Offers a key range of well-proven possibilities for the construction of aluminium vehicle body structures and closures, and therefore the weldability of the new nanoparticle-reinforced Al-MMnCs must be assessed and properly benchmarked against the more traditional alloys.
For quality control (QC) of manufactured Al-MMnCs components, NDT techniques can be used. Non-destructive testing techniques, include among others: ultrasonic testing, thermography, shearography, and Eddy currents.
Al recycling begins with the separation of aluminium alloys from scraps before remelting and, nowadays, great endeavours are devoted to improve the quality and efficiency of this goal to obtain a final remelted product with tight elemental tolerances.
Project Title: Fabrication of Lightweight Aluminum Metal matrix composites and validation In Green vehicles Topic: LC-GV-06-2020 Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications.
This Project has received funding from the European Community’s H2020. Programme under the Grant Agreement No. 101007011. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. Funding Scheme: H2020-LC-GV-2020