Coatings and Substitution Collaborations

AMSCA

Type: Active Collaborative Project

Partners: Rolls-Royce, Monitor Coatings, Ashton & Moore, Indestructible Paint, The Manufacturing Technology Centre, Birmingham University, Loughborough University

European legislation (REACH) requires the elimination of hexavalent Chromium, which is carcinogenic, by September 2017. Current alternatives do not give acceptable performance, so new replacements are needed. This supply chain consortium has been put together to address this issue. The project aims to formulate a new sacrificial coating for corrosion porotection of steel aero engine components, with a focus on an improved science-based understanding of the coating behavior. Granta are providing a single shared source of knowledge (based on GRANTA MI) used by all of the partners to capture and consolidate materials knowledge from alternative costing systems and evaluating risks associated with these systems to aid appropriate down selection and further enhancing their existing reporting tools in line with industry needs.


HITEA

Type: Completed Collaborative Project

Partners: Rolls-Royce, AgustaWestland, Ashton & Moore, BAE Systems, Short Brothers, GE Aviation Systems, Indestructible Paint, Megitt Aerospace, Messier Bugatti Dowty, Monitor Coatings, Poeton Industries, Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems,

This consortium was brought together to address the need for Chromium 6+ replacement through the development of valid, industry-wide test methodologies and the application of these methods to REACH-compliant replacements. Granta provided a single shared source of knowledge (based on GRANTA MI) used by all of the partners to capture and consolidate materials knowledge from alternative costing systems and evaluated risks associated with these systems to aid appropriate down selection and enhancing their existing reporting tools in line with industry needs.

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Supersonic logoSupersonic (a European Union FP7 project)

Type: Completed Collaborative Project

Website: www.supersonic-project.eu/joomla/

Partners: University of Krakow AGH, MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Univ. of Barcelona (Thermal Spray Centre), MATRES scrl, SKF Aerospace France, Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals, Granta Design, Falex tribology NV, Impact Innovations

The basic scientific and technological aim of the Supersonic project was the generation of nanostructured coatings. A powerful new deposition technology (Cold Gas Spray) was adopted to generate innovative multifunctional "reactive" nanophased powders, allowing their transfer onto the substrate in the form of coatings with very little or no change of crystal structure and properties. Granta developed capabilities in applying surface treatments to parts within the CAD environment as well as building databases of coatings relevant to industrial customers.