Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

On-Surf
Mobilizar Competências Tecnológicas em Engenharia de Superfícies

Challenge

 In Portugal, as in many developed countries, Surface Engineering (SE) was almost always treated as an additional area that served, either scientifically, technologically or industrially, to “help” improve the performance of a material or specific component. Moreover, in very few cases, the non-industrial entities of SI&I system, or the industrial companies, thought in SE as a way to develop and manufacture products in the form of thin films. In either situation, the performance of companies and non-industrial entities of SI&I system, was almost always made of an uncoordinated manner, without taking advantage of the increasing expertise and knowledge that were available. However, this disjointed approach is far from efficient and bringing economic value to the country.
SE began to be the obvious solution for materials applied to components that required increasing functionality. This situation often required antagonistic properties that could not be satisfied with one material. Modifying the surface of these materials could locally confer valence to the final product that did not interfere with the behaviour of the base material, contributing to significantly increase overall component performance.

Solution

 The On-SURF intends to associate companies and institutions of RTD system to collaborate in a specific area/sector, contributing to its development and increasing its competitiveness in national and international markets. This Mobilizer differentiates itself with the creation of sustained knowledge, which is transversal to several economic sectors and competitiveness clusters, of vital importance for the country.
The surface engineering and advanced technical coatings can be considered as the link between various sectors: Automotive, Aeronautics, Tools & Moulds, Health and Electronics capable of extending the life of components and tools used by these sectors or providing products/tools non-existent properties in materials that are not surface treated, promoting increased performance/efficiency for specific applications.
Thus, is too obvious that industries in the above mentioned sectors need a strong investment in surface/coating engineering to improve their tools and/or products to compete in a global market, that is becoming increasingly innovative and focused on efficient innovation strategies and industry 4.0.

Project Reference

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024516

Funding

PO Lisboa + Compete2020 + Portugal2020 + EU (logotipo do FEDER)
PO Lisboa + Compete2020 + Portugal2020 + EU (logotipo do FEDER)

Location

Portugal (Marinha Grande, Leiria, Coimbra, Guimarães, Lisboa, Porto, Vendas Novas, Pombal, Batalha, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Oliveira de Azeméis, Aveiro)

Total Cost

5 622 693,02

IPN Cost

303.821,91

Duration

36 meses

Consortium

 1. TEANDM - TECNOLOGIA, ENGENHARIA E MATERIAIS S.A.
2. P.M.M. - PROJECTOS, MOLDES, MANUFACTURA LDA
3. PRIREV - EQUIPAMENTOS E REVESTIMENTOS TÉCNICOS LDA
4. PALBIT, S.A.
5. MOLDIT - INDÚSTRIA DE MOLDES S.A.
6. DURIT - METALURGIA PORTUGUESA DO TUNGSTENIO LDA
7. METALURGICA LURGA LDA
8. INOVATOOLS PORTUGAL, LDA
9. DISTRIM 2 - INDÚSTRIA, INVESTIGAÇÃO E DESENVOLVIMENTO LDA
10. TJ MOLDES S.A.
11. LEICA - APARELHOS OPTICOS DE PRECISÃO S.A.
12. VOLKSWAGEN AUTOEUROPA, LDA
13. BELO INOX S.A.
14. INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES-ASSOCIAÇÃO PARA A INOVAÇÃO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
15. UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
16. UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
17. FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
18. UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
19. INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE BRAGANÇA
20. INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO
21. CENTIMFE - CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DA INDÚSTRIA DE MOLDES, FERRAMENTAS ESPECIAIS E PLÁSTICOS

Partners

 

Website

https://tooling4g.toolingportugal.com/

Keywords

Surface Engineering; Multi-sectors, Self-lubricating Coatings, Thin Coatings, Sensory Coatings, Decorative Coatings, REACH Challenges