Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-TP | Phase: FoF.NMP.2012-7 | Award Amount: 9.55M | Year: 2013
Micro- and nanometer structuring has proven to be an efficient method to functionalize surfaces, and is attractive to manufacturers of plastic products. Plastic components are volume manufactured by injection moulding. Compact Discs and Digital Video Discs are today manufactured with nanometer range lateral resolution but, only on planar surfaces. Free-form (double-curved) moulding tools today offer resolutions down to 100 m, limited by the methods used for creating the injection moulding tools. The objective of the project is to upgrade existing injection moulding production technology for manufacture of plastic components by enhancing the lateral resolution on free-form surfaces down to micro- and nanometer length scales. This will be achieved through the development of a complete nanoimprint lithography solution for structuring the free-form surface of injection moulding tools and tool inserts. This will enable a cost effective and flexible nanoscale manufacturing process that can easily be integrated with conventional mass production lines. The proposed technology enables functionality of plastic surfaces by topography instead of chemistry. This will significantly simplify the introduction of new products to the market, safer to produce and use. The proposed technology allows production of plastic surfaces with several different functionalities using the same material. This simplifies recycling and supports a cradle-to-cradle production philosophy. The proposed technology will be developed to meet specific industry demands from partners representing the plastic industry including the automotive, lighting and toy industries. During the project the European Trade Organisation representing the European plastic industry will disseminate the PLAST4FUTURE technology towards inter-sectoral end-users. An OEM service, provided by participating SMEs and Large Enterprises, will be established to secure a lasting value supporting European competitive strength.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2016-06-22
The invention relates tool steel produced by powder metallurgy and hot isostatic pressing resulting in that the steel is isotropic has a non-amorphous microstructure and has a theoretical density (TD) of > 98 %, the steel consists of in weight % (wt.%):C 0.2 - 1.5Si 0.1 - 2.5Mn 0.1 - 2.5Mo 10-35B 0.5-3balance optional elements, iron and impurities.
Uddeholms Ab | Date: 2014-11-17
A hot worked matrix steel consisting of (in weight-%) 0.60-0.85 C, 0.05-0.5 Si, 0.5 (Si+Al), 0.1-2.0 Mn, 4.5-5.5 Cr, 1.5-2.6 Mo, 1.0 W, 1.5-2.6 (Mo+W/2), 0.42-0.65 V, 0.1 Nb, 0.1 Ti, 0.1 Zr, 2.0 Co, 2.0 Ni, 0.003 S, optionally, up to 30 ppm B, balance iron and unavoidable impurities. The steel after hardening and tempering at 520-600 C. (22 h) has a hardness of 57-63 HRC and an un-notched impact energy in the transverse direction of 20-100 J. The steel consists of tempered martensite. The steel contains 1.04 vol. % or less of primary precipitated vanadium carbides. The steel is void of primary carbides other than primary precipitated vanadium carbides.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2015-04-08
The invention relates to a corrosion and wear resistance cold work tool steel. The steel comprises the following main components (in wt. %):C0.3 - 0.8N1.0-2.2(C+N)1.3 - 2.2C/N0.17 - 0.50Si 1.0Mn0.2 - 2.0Cr13-30Mo0.5 - 3.0V2.0 - 5.0balance optional elements, iron and impurities.
Uddeholms Ab | Date: 2015-02-09
The invention relates to a martensitic stainless steel for plastic forming moulds requiring a high hardness and a good corrosion resistance. The stainless steel consists of in weight % (wt. %): C 0.56-0.82, N 0.08-0.25, C+N 0.60-1.0, Si 1.05-2.0, Mn 0.2-1.0, Cr 12-16, Mo 0.1-0.8, V 0.10-0.45, Al0.3, P0.05, S0.5, optional elements, and balance Fe impurities.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2016-01-06
A low-chromium hot-work tool steel consisting of (in wt-%): C 0.08-0.40, N 0.015-0.30, C+N 0.30-0.50, Cr 1-4, Mo 1.5-3, V 0.8-1.3, Mn 0.5-2, Si 0.1-0.5, optionally Ni<3, Co5, B<0.01, Fe balance apart from impurities, and a process for making a low-chromium hot-work tool steel article having increased tempering resistance.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2015-07-22
The invention relates to a stainless steel intended for cutting tool bodies or holders for cutting tools and a cutting tool body made of the stainless steel. The stainless steel consists of:C0.14 - 0.25N0.06 - 0.15Si0.7 - 1.2Mn0.3 - 1.0Cr12 - 15Ni0.3 - 0.8Mo0.05 - 0.4V0.05 - 0.4Al0.001 - 0.3 optional components and balance Fe apart from impurities.
Uddeholms Ab | Date: 2015-04-10
The invention relates cold work tool steel. The steel includes the following main components (in wt. %): C 2.2-2.4, Si 0.1-0.55, Mn 0.2-0.8, Cr 4.1-5.1, Mo 3.1-4.5, V 7.2-8.5, balance optional elements, iron and impurities.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2016-01-20
The invention relates cold work tool steel. The steel comprises the following main components (in wt. %):C0.5 - 2.1N1.3 - 3.5Si0.05 - 1.2Mn0.05 - 1.5Cr2.5 - 5.5Mo0.8 - 2.2V6 - 18balance optional elements, iron and impurities.
Uddeholms AB | Date: 2015-10-21
The invention relates cold work tool steel. The steel comprises the following main components (in wt. %):balance optional elements, iron and impurities.