PilotManu will design and scale-up the manufacturing process to enable pilot scale volume production of innovative advanced materials with fine and homogeneous chemical distribution of elements and “ultrafine” crystalline structure.
The nanoscale features of these materials will allow significant improvement of material performance such as physical-chemical-mechanical properties compared against bulk scale materials. The new improved pilot line will look to reduce the power consumption by 50%, scale up the production process by a factor of ten, which enables to the supply of affordable material for industry consumption.
The benefits of the advanced powders developed by PilotManu will be demonstrated in the three product lines; advanced materials into coatings, abrasive tools and additive manufacturing applications.
The powder production technology in PilotManu is based on high energy ball milling, which allows the manufacture of tailored materials with fine and homogeneous chemical distribution of elements and “ultrafine” crystalline structure down to the nanoscale. This enables new properties to be harnessed in a variety of applications compared to larger micron scale similar composition powders.
The PilotManu process enables the production of a wide range of novel systems from polymer nanocomposites, to ceramic metal composites and nanostructured metal alloys. The scaled up process will lead to greater productivity and provide confidence to end users of the technological and commercial viability of these new materials.