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The ReMaP project presented at the A3PS conference

At this year’s A3PS (Austrian Association for Advanced Propulsion Systems) conference on sustainable mobility, the ReMaP project was presented in the form of a poster.

On November 18-19, 2021, the A3PS conference “Eco-Mobility 2021: Paths to Climate-Neutral Mobility – Sustainable Propulsion Concepts and Energy Carriers for Carbon-Neutral Future: Europe as Frontrunner” took place in Vienna.

At the conference, the ReMaP project was presented to the internationally important participants in a poster session. In addition to general information about the project, the project goal, and the allocation of the individual research fields among the respective partners, current results were also presented.

The consortium can look back on a successful second year of the project: in 2021, numerous magnesium-based alloy compositions with a focus on high specific strengths for structural components were created and successfully processed in WAM (Wire Additive Manufacturing). Better mechanical properties could be achieved than in casting processes.

In the past project year, for example, a Mg-Al-Ca-Mn alloy was presented that achieves a yield strength of over 190 MPa thanks to its fine network of Mg-Al-(Ca) phases and a high proportion of dissolved aluminum. The pore analyses carried out at the computed tomography laboratory of the Wels University of Applied Sciences confirmed the high quality of the manufactured components.

Furthermore, the production of specimens from materials for medical applications was started. The alloys are free of aluminum and are characterized by high ductility and corrosion resistance.

In addition to the alloy development, the improvement of the entire process chain of additive processing methods represents an essential project objective of ReMaP. Significant progress has been made here both in the wire manufacturing route and in powder production. In addition to a newly implemented coiler for wire production, the atomizer newly set up at the University of Brno for powder production from wires is particularly worthy of mention. With the help of these two components, it is now possible to provide powder from special materials with high quality for additive manufacturing.

In the next project year, the ongoing developments will be continued, focusing on the characterization of the manufactured samples and further investigations of powder-based additive manufacturing of magnesium.

You may chceck the poster here.

More about the project here.

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The project meeting in Brno invited partners to the laboratories

The ReMaP project partners met on September 2 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology. The program included a discussion of the project results and tasks for the future. The meeting also enabled a visit to laboratories, especially the newly acquired atomizer, which we use to process magnesium wire into a fine powder. The atomizer is one of the crucial devices for the success of the project.

“During the meeting, we showed our colleagues the laboratories where we perform the additive manufacturing method of selective laser melting, in layman’s terms 3D printing from metal powders, and introduced them to the processes we use for the new materials. An excursion to a newly acquired atomizer followed. Later on, we discussed the next steps that we have to take in order to successfully finish the project,” described FME research leader Daniel Koutný.

You can visit the laboratory with us in the photo gallery below.

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The partners shared the project progress in a joint meeting

The project communication team met on Wednesday, June 30, via videoconference to share news about the continuation of the international ReMaP project. Representatives of the Czech and Austrian institutions presented their communication plans to raise awareness of the project results among the general public, as well as experts in the field. In addition to communication, technical issues related to research and development were also discussed. If possible, the next meeting will be face-to-face at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Brno, where the Austrian partners may see the key scientific device – the atomizer.

More about the project here.

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An atomizer will help researchers develop new alloys. It turns a wire into a fine powder

Czech and Austrian scientists have joined forces and are working together to develop new magnesium alloys that will be useful for the production of lightweight parts and biomedical implants. Newly developed alloys should have better qualities than currently known commercial products, and scientists hope that they will also be cheaper and therefore more affordable. One of the first important steps in the project was the purchase of an atomizer for FME laboratories.

The international research project ReMaP started in 2020. Although there was a slight delay due to the pandemic, FME researchers are already working on the production of magnesium powder using the new atomizer, which they acquired for their laboratories at the NETME Center thanks to project funding. “We have had the device since August 2020, but its commissioning for magnesium materials proved to be a real challenge. The manufacturer has an atomizer tested on aluminum or titanium alloys, but did not use it for magnesium alloys yet,” explains FME research leader Daniel Koutný.

The atomizer can, in layman’s terms, make small balls the size of a micrometer out of metal wire. This creates a fine powder that can be used in a 3D printer. Wires from newly developed alloys are supplied by Austrian partners, the team at FME takes care of atomization and verification of the suitability of the material for 3D printing. At present, magnesium alloys in powder form are only available from the USA and are not only expensive but also subject to export restrictions. Thanks to the atomizer, which cost about three million CZK, the joint Czech-Austrian development of new materials can be fully launched.

More about the project here.

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