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NEW MANUFACTURING ROUTES (FOR NiCrSiFeB ALLOYS) TO REPLACE COBALT IN AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€749 991
EU Contribution
€749 991
Project Acronym
NEMARCO
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The main objective of NEMARCO is to select the adequate chemical composition(s) and manufacturing process parameters for obtaining sealing rings of nickel self-fluxing alloys that can offer the required performance against high-temperature (HT) wear and overcome the health potential issue regarding wear particles Cobalt alloys (current solution) in cabin air. Two manufacturing routes: Horizontal Centrifugal Casting (CC) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), will be studied.

The achievement of this objective is based on a well-structured approach that combines:

  1. A preliminary selection of NiCrSiFeB commercial compositions that can favour manufacturing processability while improving wear behaviour at HT supported by simulation of phase’s formation, segregation, precipitation and diffusion phenomena to predict microstructure formation, as well as process simulation to evaluate specific conditions for solidification.
  2. A robust manufacturing study of both processing routes supported by advanced data analytics of all process and product-related variables, allowing to identify those parameters with the highest influence and thus, support in the definition of the optimal manufacturing conditions.
  3. Extensive tribological studies at high temperatures. This will support the selection of the best composition and manufacturing solution of NiCrSiFeB alloys as a replacement of the actual Cobalt alloys to produce aeronautic parts.
  4. A rigorous LCA/LCC and a preliminary toxicity analysis, leading to a deeper knowledge of environmental performance and economic impact of the solution.

The project will contribute to a reduction of fuel consumption, healthier cabin air and a reduction of costs for a more competitive EU aircraft industry. The implementation is carried out by a multidisciplinary consortium formed by experts in LMD (LORTEK), CC (AZTERLAN), HT behaviour of materials and wear particles characterization (ECL-LTDS and CIDETEC) and LCA/LCC and toxicity analysis (CTME).

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.5.6. - ITD Systems
Other Programme
JTI-CS2-2020-CFP11-SYS-03-26 Replacement of cobalt in Environmental Control System bleed valves

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Lortek S Coop
Address
Arranomendia Kalea 4 A, 20240 Ordizia, Spain
EU Contribution
€277 381
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fundacion Azterlan
Address
ALIENDALDE 6, 48200 DURANGO, Spain
EU Contribution
€9 862 060
Organisation
Fundacion Azterlan
Address
ALIENDALDE 6, 48200 DURANGO, Spain
EU Contribution
€244 860
Organisation
Fundacion Centro Tecnologico De Miranda De Ebro
Address
CALLE MONTANANA PARCELAS R60 Y R61, 09200 MIRANDA DE EBRO BURGOS, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€10 284 284
Organisation
Fundacion Centro Tecnologico De Miranda De Ebro
Address
CALLE MONTANANA PARCELAS R60 Y R61, 09200 MIRANDA DE EBRO BURGOS, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€74 413
Organisation
Ecole Centrale De Lyon
Address
AVENUE GUY DE COLLONGUE 36, 69134 ECULLY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€112 450
Organisation
Fundacion Cidetec
Address
PASEO MIRAMON 196 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON, 20014 SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€40 888

Technologies

Technology Theme
Additive manufacturing
Technology
Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)

A form of additive layer manufacturing, also referred to as 3D printing, in which a laser is focused on a suspension of metal powder, to cause the material to be melted and deposited, creating a complete metallic component.

Development phase
Validation

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