Active protection and additive manufacturing of light alloys (2018-2021)
Funding body: MCIU, RTI2018-096391-B-C33
The project focuses on the active protection and additive manufacturing of light alloys. Special attention is given to Cr(VI)-free surface treatments and new additive manufacturing processes particularly adapted for the transport sector. “Active” protection systems are considered as a significant step forward in comparison with traditional or “passive” systems. Active functionalization yields smart coatings with self-healing abilities on demand or triggered by specific external stimuli such as mechanical damage or physicochemical changes. Additive manufacturing, initially conceived for rapid prototyping, has emerged in the last 30 years as a versatile technology that can be applied to a wide range of metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. It encompasses a group of techniques that are user friendly and require relatively little time to fabricate objects with complex geometries straight from a computer-aided design (CAD) file. This allows for a rational use of materials and reduced tooling costs when compared to forged and cast parts.
Funding body: Comunidad de Madrid, S2018/NMT-4411
ADITIMAT-CM is a R&D Programme funded by the Regional Government of Madrid (SPain) and the EU for the period January 2019 to December 2022, and constitutes an interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaborative framework to join forces, put together activities and infrastructures and boost the research in progress within the groups of the consortium.
The consortium is formed by 6 research groups: 4 groups from four public Universities in Madrid (UC3M, UCM, UPM, URJC) and 1 group from CSIC (ICV), involving more than 50 PhDs.
The final idea is to transfer the knowledge on additive manufacturing to the society and industry, with the help of the five laboratories involved in the programme, and the participation of associated companies interested in the results. It is expected a great deal of results transferable to the industry.
Funding body: EU-programme H2020-CS2-CFP04-2016-02 Clean Sky 2 Research & Innovation Action Grant Agreement 755515
The ALMAGIC project is focused on developing innovative alternatives to chromium (VI) coatings for aluminium and magnesium alloys. ALMAGIC will ensure the developed solutions comply with the REACH regulations, while all quality standards are met. The project is co-funded by the Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative (CS2 JTI) which is a Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and industry.
Multifunctional coatings on novel magnesium-based materials for sustainable transport (2015-2018)
Funding body: MINECO, MAT2015-66334-C03-03-R 2016-2019
The ever-growing demand for lightweight materials in the transport industry has triggered renewed attention for magnesium alloys owing to their outstanding specific strength, high damping capacity, good castability and machinability. The goal of the project is the fabrication of new Mg-Al light materials and multifunctional coatings of high added value with potential application in sectors such as the transport industry, where there is a demand for new light materials capable of reducing vehicle weight, fuel consumption and contaminant emissions.
Funding body: Comunidad de Madrid, S2013/MIT-2862
MultiMat-Challenge is a Programme funded by the Regional Government of Madrid for the period October 2014 to September 2018 and constitutes an interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaborative framework to join forces, put together activities and infrastructures and boost the research in progress within the groups of the consortium. The consortium is formed by 11 research groups: 6 groups of four public universities of Madrid (UC3M, UCM, UPM, URJC), 3 groups from CSIC (CENIM, ICV, ICTP) and 2 from university public hospitals in Madrid (La Paz, 12 de Octubre), involving more than 70 PhDs. The final idea is to transfer the knowledge to the society and industry, with the help of the seven laboratories involved in the programme, and the participation of more than 25 companies interested in the results. It is expected a great deal of results transferable to the industry.
Active protection of ceramic coatings (2017-2020)
Funding body: MINECO, MAT2015-73355-JIN
The objective of this project is the design, development and application of innovative active multifunctional surface treatments on light alloys with potential application in aeronautical and automotive industries. The key technology is based on the combination of tailored ceramic-like coatings using plasma electrolytic oxidation and their active functionalization.
Previous R+D+i projects
Programa de financiación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid-Banco Santander
Funding body: UCM-Santander, GR3/14 2014-2015
New Al- and Mg-based alloys and composites for transport applications prepared by semi-solid processing
Funding body: MINECO, MAT2012-38407-C03-02 2012-2015
Advanced Structural Materials
Funding body: Comunidad de Madrid S2009MAT-1585 2010-2014.
Nuevas tecnologías para convertidores de alta potencia para uso industrial
Funding body: CDTI ngeteam Technology 2010-2012
Surface treatment for corrosion and wear of magnesium alloys in transport applications
Funding body: MINECO, MAT2009-09845-C02-01 2009-2012
Chemical composition and manufacturing optimization of stainless steels: new steels and applications.
Funding body: PROFIT 2007-2008
Improvement of corrosion and wear performance of magnesium and magnesium composites by laser surface treatments.
Funding body: MCYT MAT-2006-13179-C02-02 2006-2009
Corrosion and wear resistance optimization of aluminium composites by surface modification and coating techniques.
Funding body: MCYT MAT2003-04931-C02-01. 2003-2006
Research and development of stainless steels. Evaluation of intergranular corrosion by electrochemical methods.
Funding body: PROFIT MCYT-FIT-030000-2004-266 2004-2005
Research and development for design and fabrication of new stainless steels for special applications.
Funding body: MCYT MCYT-FIT-030000-2002-022 2002-2004
Study of the metallographic replicas from Central Termica of Andorra.
Funding body: ECA S.A. 2001
V UE programme: network on stainless steels
Funding body: MICYT 2001-2002
Funding body: PROFIT 2001
Study of corrosion behaviour of aluminium metal matrix composites reinforced with SiC and graphite.
Funding body: MCYT MCYT-MAT2000-1646-C02-02 2000-2003
Influence of Cu and Sn addition on the corrosion resistance of AISI 304 and AISI 316 stainless steels.
Funding body: PROFIT. Acerinox S.A. MCYT-FIT-030000-2001-064 2000-2003
Research contracts with companies
Evaluación de componentes metálicos sometidos a elevadas temperaturas en reactores de reformado
Funding body: Técnicas Reunidas 2017-2019
Evaluación del comportamiento a corrosión de radiadores de aluminio
Funding body: Ingeteam Technology 2017-2019
Estudio de la retirada de la resina en circuitos
Funding body: Grupo de Ingeniería Reconstrucción y Recambios JPG 2016-2017
Análisis y estudio del estado de las piezas conformantes de los reactores de combustión y reformado de la planta piloto
Funding body: Técnicas Reunidas 2016-2017
Study to ascertain the necessity of on-line corrosion monitoring in Jazan IGCC utilities
Funding body: Técnicas Reunidas 2014-2016
Estudio de problemas de corrosión en una instalación de agua de mar
Funding body: Técnicas Reunidas 2014-2015
Estudio de problemas de corrosión en partes de unidades de trenes
Funding body: Talgo 2014-2015
Estudio del fallo del intercambiador de calor en planta de NH4NO3
Funding body: Maxamcorp Holding SL 2013-2014
Estudio del fallo de un reactor en una planta de NH4NO3
Funding body: Maxamcorp Holding SL 2013-2014
Fabricación de recubrimientos resistentes a la corrosión y al desgaste en metales fundidos sobre aleaciones de Ti por oxidación con plasma electrolítico.
Funding body: Cidaut 2012-2014
Estudio sobre las posibles causas de la presencia de picaduras en los tubos ECO de la planta de cogeneración en Algeciras
Funding body: Tecnicas reunidas 2011-2012
Mecanismos de corrosión en radiadores refrigerados por agua
Funding body: Ingeteam Technology 2010-2011
Estudio sobre las posibles causas de fallo de los evaporadores 1 y 2 de la planta termosolar de Puertollano
Funding body: Tecnicas reunidas 2009-2010
Study of the corrosion in line Z-58UW-20015-AOJU16.
Funding body: Tecnicas reunidas 2008-2009