CORNET project exhibits at Innovation Day

Last year, the German-Flemish project crew from iAlgaePro presented their research results on innovative algae processing regarding nutraceuticals and natural colourings.

Several vivid examples of successfully running CORNET projects will be again exhibited at this year’s Innovation Day for SMEs in Berlin, traditionally hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). At the Innovation Day on 7 June 2018, international collaboration projects are to be found in the “International Area”, where also the well-established Partnering Event of the two transnational funding networks CORNET and IraSME takes place offering numerous programme highlights and facilitating the search for project partners.

Representatives of SMEs, SME organisations and research institutes are happily invited to come to the International Area, have a look at illustrative innovations and get some first-hand insights about how to implement an international collaboration project.

This year’s CORNET project exhibits thematically range from the turbo-machinery and tool industry to the textile sector:

3D-DynRoCo – Development of a combined numerical and experimental approach for the 3D dynamic analysis of rotating components

Internationalisation of turbo-machinery development leads to constantly increasing demands on the economic and ecological efficiency as well as on the reliability of rotating components. The German-British pilot project 3D-DynRoCo focuses on the development of extended simulation tools to calculate the structural dynamic behaviour of metal and composite rotors. The main objective of the project is a combined numerical and experimental approach for the 3D dynamic analysis of rotating components. It provides the basis for practice-oriented design tools with regard to the development of future high performance rotors.

HaPTec – Further qualification of machine hammer peening technology for industrial use

Machine hammer peening (MHP) is a mechanical treatment for the processing of work piece surfaces with respect to topography, hardness and near-surface residual stresses. In order to make use of the beneficial process properties of MHP, this Austrian-German collaboration project deals with the extension of existing limits towards a broader industrial application in the tool making industry. The research results will establish new business opportunities for the use of MHP and enable a faster and more reliable production of complex sheet forming and cold forging tools.

ProGeo2 – Development of a mobile production technique for geotextile systems using sustainable raw materials and textile waste

Protection from erosion: technical textiles will support and fix endangered countryside areas.

Following on from the CORNET project ProGeo, the German-Polish team of ProGeo2 are developing a new mobile technology for the production of super coarse ropes made of renewable natural materials (hay, straw) on-site directly on the field. The ropes shall be used as erosion protection as the main objective of this project addresses the need of enhanced protection of embankments and slopes due to increasing erosions triggered by storms and floods. Furthermore, the trend to natural and sustainable products boosts the exploitation of unused raw material, which is also being addressed in ProGeo2 with the processing of straw and hay. In this project, harvesting technologies of the agricultural mechanical engineering sector are combined with textile processes.

Patecs – Promoting adhesion in textile composite structures

Novel combinations of materials in the textile sector can lead to novel products, e.g. smart textiles and composites. The project crew from Belgium (Flanders) and Germany will present their research results on coated hybrid textiles: coated fabrics in which conventional (organic) textile yarns are combined with non-conventional (inorganic) functional threads such as metal, glass and basalt fibres. The two main challenges for making coated hybrid textiles are resulting from very different mechanical, physical and chemical properties of the organic and inorganic materials, requiring adaptation of the fabrication (weaving, warp knitting, etc.) and the coating processes to ensure proper integration of the inorganic functional threads and good coating adhesion.

Pictures: © CORNET, Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V.