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The Collaborative Projects or “C-P” coordinated by OCSYNERGIES are pre-competitive projects of high interest for the industry that are carried out by R&D and Academic experts and financed by interested industrial partners on a share basis.

The principle of the Collaborative Projects called “C-P” is the following:

OCSYNERGIES develop together with one or several Academic or R&D partners (the Contractors) a C-P proposal, which must be of high interest and pre-competitive for a focused industry sector. Once the C-P proposal is finalised and signed between OCSYNERGIES and the Contractors, OCSYNERGIES advertises the C-P in the targeted Industrial sector and collects the signed Consortium Agreements. When the agreed number of industrial participants is reached the project starts and OCSYNERGIES carries out the coordination of the project in close collaboration with the Contractors and the Industry. Meetings, Teleconferences and online Monitoring ensures a high level of satisfaction for all participants.

Please find below the New Collaborative Projects open for participation of interested industrials partners:

 

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Collaborative Projects in various industrial fields
Hard Materials
Collaborative Projects in various industrial fields
Sintered Steels
Collaborative Projects in various industrial fields

Sept 2019New Proposal for a Collaborative Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals by non-laser Processes: AddiHM, In Memory of Dr Leo Prakash.

OCSYNERGIES, the Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden, the Katholieke Universiteit KU Leuven, TECNALIA Research & Innovation San Sebastian and the Technical University of Catalonia BarcelonaTech UPC will soon launch a new Collaborative Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals by non-laser Processes (AddiHM).

The AddiHM project will be carried out in memory of Dr Leo Prakash. Dr Leo Prakash supported the idea of a European Project on Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals and participated in several discussions with the contractors and the coordinator of the AddiHM project.

The aim of this project is to establish a comparison and benchmarking of three AM processes for the production of homogeneous WC-12Co hardmetal blanks. The AM processes that will be assessed are: fused filament fabrication (IKTS), metal binder jetting (Tecnalia) and direct ink writing (KU Leuven). An evaluation of the final AM components will be also carried out (UPC). Amongst the scientific/technological questions to be answered are:

  • Is it possible to realise fully dense WC-12Co parts by means of AM, with similar properties as their conventionally processed equivalents?
  • How do the 3 AM technologies perform with respect to their material processing rate?
  • Is there any substantial difference in the consolidation and sintering of AM and conventionally processed WC-Co?
  • How do these AM technologies differ from each other for near-net-shape manufacturing?

The project will last 12 months and is open for participation to all interested organisations. The total budget of the project is EUR 69,900 to be shared by a minimum of six funding participants, so a maximum of EUR 11,650 per participant. Fees will decrease if more than six partners participate in the project. If you would like to join the AddiHM project or receive more information, please contact Dr Olivier Coube at olivier.coube@ocsynergies.com ; Tel: +33788006032.

Full Project proposal : Collaborative Project – Additive Manufacturing of Hardmetals AddiHM

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Sept 2019 – New Proposal for a Collaborative Project on Corrosion Testing of Hardmetals: CorroHM, In Memory of Dr Leo Prakash.

OCSYNERGIES together with the University Politecnico Milano, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of University of Zagreb, the National Physics Laboratory of London and the Technical University of Catalonia of Barcelona BarcelonaTech will soon launch a new Collaborative Project on Corrosion Testing of Hardmetals.

The CorroHM project will be carried out in memory of Dr Leo Prakash. Dr Leo Prakash initiated the idea of a project on Corrosion Testing of Hardmetals where the “deliverables would be a standard test procedure and evaluation of the properties of hard and wear resistant materials for engineering applications”.

The aim of the Project on the Corrosion testing of Hardmetals is to define guidelines to verify the corrosion behaviour of hardmetal grades in liquid environments in a reliable and reproducible way.

The Project will consist of the following deliverables:

  • A critical overview of valuable published literature on the topic.
  • Guidelines for electrochemical measurements on hardmetal corrosion behaviour
  • A Standard Cell for interlaboratory and in-house testing will be developed for all project partners (including industrial funding partners).
  • Corrosion testing of hardmetal grades in different environments according to the guidelines Electrochemical measurements will consist in the systematic application of Linear Sweep Voltammetry (LSV) and Chronoamperometry (CA) that will be complemented by quantitative data analysis, specifically aiming at the precise quantification of hardmetal corrosion behaviour. Afterwards, two different grades in one environment will be selected and measurements and analyses will be performed in different labs, in order to demonstrate the procedure functionality and reliability and the integrity of the samples after corrosion.

The project will last 18 months and is open for participation to all interested organisations. The total budget of the project is EUR 64,000 to be shared by a minimum of four funding participants, so a maximum of EUR 16,000 per participants. Fees will decrease if more than four partners participate in the project. If you would like to join the CorroHM project or receive more information, please contact Dr Olivier Coube at olivier.coube@ocsynergies.com ; Tel: +33788006032.

Full Project Proposal: Collaborative Project – Corrosion Testing of Hardmetals CorroHM

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Oct 2019 – New Proposal for a Collaborative Project on Modelling of Springback after Cold Die Compaction: MoSC

OCSYNERGIES, the University of Trento and the Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble will soon launch a new Collaborative Project on the Modelling of Springback after Cold Die Compaction (MoSC).

The project aims at investigating Springback during ejection of parts at the end of the compaction route both experimentally and theoretically. Two different powders could be used for the purpose of the project: An Iron based alloy and a WC-Co alloy. A model based on the stress/strain relationships in non-linear and anisotropic elasticity will be developed for a simple geometry and validated through experiments using an industrial hydraulic press. One of the objectives of the project is the demonstration that Springback during ejection of green parts after cold compaction may be predicted with an accuracy to be determined. It will also give the opportunity for the participants to take stock of the current State of the Art in the modelling and numerical simulation of die compaction and ejection thanks to a Literature Survey. Finally, it intends to be the starting point for further projects in this field to be developed with the participants of MosC.

The project will last 12 months and is open for participation to all interested organisations. The total budget of the project will be shared by a minimum of four funding participants for a maximum of EUR 8,000 per participant. Fees will decrease if more than four partners participate in the project. If you would like to join the CorroHM project or receive more information, please contact Dr Olivier Coube at olivier.coube@ocsynergies.com ; Tel: +33788006032.

Full Project Proposal: Collaborative Project on Modelling of Springback after Cold Die Compaction – MoSC