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Technology Powder Research Group of University Carlos III of Madrid

Street
Avda. de la Universidad
ZIP Code
28911
City
Leganés
Country
Spain


Company Profile:
Madrid Region University established in 1985 with activities in higher education, advanced research in engineering areas and Technology Transfer.
Profiltitel

Process for obtaining metallic sponges from leftover mill scale in laminating processes.

What we offer:
A Research Group with expertise in Technology Powder has developed and patented a simple and inexpensive procedure that takes full advantage the leftover mill scale in lamination processes of steel industry. The process gets steel sponges, and more specifically iron sponge powder, which is a useful starting material in various applications such as manufacturing of sintered steel, magnets, components for electric motors, etc.
Raw material cheap and available because it is leftover from lamination processes.
Simple procedure that reduces the overall time and associated costs.
Avoid transport, storage, treatment and monitoring of waste, and associated costs.
Positive social and environmental impact, because leftover mill scale now goes to landfills.

What are we looking for:
Licence Agreement with Companies interested in the industrialization of this technology for subsequent commercialization.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Environment
  • ] Waste management


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement


Responsible

Mr Dr. José Manuel Torralba

Professor

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Ms Dr. Marina Urbina

Profiltitel

New hardenable CERMETS for cutting and forming applications.

What we offer:
A new metal matrix composite (MMC) constituted by a dispersion of ceramic particles of TiCN in a steel matrix has been developped. The matrix can be hardened by heat treatment, leading to a material with high hardness and toughness, and lower ceramic content and density than the commercial cutting materials.
The material presents high hardness and good toughness, together with excellent wear and oxidation resistance at high temperature. The material is hardenable by heat treatment as it is constituted by a steel matrix, which permits to improved hardness without increasing the percentage of hard phase and thus reducing the cost of the material.

What are we looking for:
A technical cooperation with manufacturers of forming and cutting tools, as well as end users of those materials is sought. Although the material is currently being tested as cutting tool, it would be necessary to check the viability of industrial manufacturing, as well as a detailed study of applications: cutting, forming and applications where materials with high wear resistance and lower density compared to other cermets are required.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology


Collaboration sought:
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Ms Dr. Elisa Ruíz

Ms Dr. Elena Gordo

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Profiltitel

Feedstocks development for Metal Injection Moulding.

What we offer:
Fully experience in developing and optimizing of each step in the Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) process.
New feedstocks formulation that can be used directly by the MIM parts manufacturers and fulfilling their composition requirements. Tailored development of MIM feedstock, including processing guide for mixing, granulating, injection, debinding and sintering.
Main improvements are the reduction of costs and the manufacturing under demand of alloys.

What are we looking for:
Interest in licensing the applied patent or commercial agreement with technical assistance with companies that would like to incorporate this technology.
Manufacturing Agreement with MIM parts manufacturers and/or Metallic powder manufacturers.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology


Collaboration sought:
  • Commercial Agreement
  • Manufacturing Agreement
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Mr Dr. José Manuel Torralba

Professor

Ms Dr. Antonia Jiménez

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Profiltitel

Manufacturing of Titanium and Aluminium Light alloys by powder metallurgy.

What we offer:
Development of Ti and Al light alloys by powder metallurgy (PM) techniques. PM permits to adapt compositions and properties to specific applications. Industrial sectors as automotive require lighter materials with improved mechanical properties as well as corrosion and wear resistance.
The employment of powder metallurgy techniques for the manufacturing of Ti components, widening their sectors of application, in particular the automotive industry.
Reduction of costs related to both the raw material and the processing, reaching properties equivalent to that of conventionally manufactured components.

What are we looking for:
Collaboration with industrial companies as sintering companies, Spanish or European, willing to diversify their markets and acquire competitive advantages.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Ms Dr. Elisa Ruíz

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Ms Dr. Elena Gordo

Profiltitel

Nanoparticulate sol-gel pretreatments as barrier coatings and adhesion promoters for metallic corrosion protection.

What we offer:
Sol-gel coatings for the corrosion protection of alloys. Sol-gel coatings represent a physical barrier between the metallic substrate and the aggressive environment of exposition and act as adhesion promoters through interfacial bonding. Optimization of the coating’s properties may be easily achieved by changing the processing parameters and formulation of the layer.
Sol-gel coatings have emerged as potential candidates for their replacement due to their healthy and environmentally friendly nature. Moreover, the control of the proccesing parameters allows the reproducibility of the results.

What are we looking for:
Techical Cooperation and/or Licence Agreement with Industries or research organizations dealing with the protection of metallic alloys used in aeronautics or exposed to seacoast environments.
Tasks to be performed: implementation of the new product

Keywords:
  • ] Coatings
  • ] Surface treatment
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Micro- and Nanotechnology


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Ms Dr. Antonia Jiménez

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Profiltitel

Procedure for Synthesis of nanostructured materials with improved functional and/or structural properties via aerosol methods (Spray pyrolysis)

What we offer:
Spray pryrolysis method to obtain nanostructured particles (ceramic, metallic and composite) with improved functional and structural properties.
Using this synthesis method nanoparticles with high chemical, morphological and structural homogeneity and improved final properties are obtained. Advantages are good control of particle size, morphology, chemical and phase composition. In addition, a high droplet/particle heating rate and high surface reaction result in the formation of fine, spherical, homogeneous polycrystalline particles with a nanoscale composite structure.

What are we looking for:
Technical cooperation with Industries or research organizations working with conventional materials that want to improve properties of system, changing conventional materials by nanostructured composite material with improved properties.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Micro- and Nanotechnology


Collaboration sought:
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Mr Dr. José Manuel Torralba

Professor

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Ms Dr. María Eugenia Rabanal

Profiltitel

Design and manufacturing of master alloys for sintering activation in high performance structural parts

What we offer:
A wide experience and qualification on the design of new alloying systems (Master alloys) and in manufacturing the powders by atomization and mechanical alloying techniques.
The composition of the master alloy is adjusted depending on the development requirements of the part.
-Cost reduction related on raw materials
-Diminution of total amount of alloying elements
-Sintering efficiency.
-Final properties improvement

What are we looking for:
Companies interested in technical cooperation or manufacturing agreement.
Industries related with metals and alloys. In particular in the area of Production and manufacturing of materials.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology


Collaboration sought:
  • Manufacturing Agreement
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Mr Dr. José Manuel Torralba

Professor

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

Ms Dr. Mónica Campos

Profiltitel

Metallic and/or ceramic parts manufacturing procedure using a thermoplastic binder system based on polysaccharides.

What we offer:
Patented procedure for the manufacturing of ceramic or metallic parts using a binder system based on modified polysaccharides. The binder system presents thermoplastic behavior as any regular polymer so is able to be mixed with metallic or ceramic powders for its application in Powder Injection Molding technology (PIM).
Polysaccharide based binder system are a natural alternative in face of
Petroleum or Paraffin derivates. Those are environmental hazardous while the polysaccharides based polymers used for this invention are eco friendly.
- Catalytic debinding can be done at higher velocity than the regular debinding referenced processes.
- Oxidizing atmosphere is not required for catalytic degradation, and pollution and oxidation of metal powder are avoided.

What are we looking for:
License agreement with companies in the field of metals and ceramics interested in the industrialization of this technology for subsequent commercialization

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Environment


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement


Responsible

Mr Dr. José Manuel Torralba

Professor

Ms Dr. Antonia Jiménez

Ms María del Rosario Vázquez

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