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Look and feel like metals, but design flexibility of plastics: New aspects of polymers and metal-polymer composites
The main goal of the project PolyMetal is the transnational cooperation, networking and joint R&D of SMEs and R&D institutions on the development of polymer based solutions, which could replace stainless steel or aluminum for design demanding products in different sectors. The joint R&D activities will focus on a promising research area, the development and processing of cost efficient, metal look and feel like polymer solutions. So far, for higher aesthetic value of high-end goods, stainless steel and aluminum are used for the manufacturing of parts of home appliances, lights, sports equipment, etc. For the manufacturing of more complex shapes, the use of stainless steel is technically demanding, expensive and time consuming.
The conference will offer essential knowledge regarding fundamentals, visual and haptic aspects as well as thermal conductivity to master the challenges of developing and producing of polymer parts that look and feel like metal.
Who will benefit?
The conference will be performed for representatives of industry, e.g. CTOs, innovation managers and engineers as well as for researchers of universities and R&D centers.
The event is free of charge and will be conducted within the project PolyMetal.
Registration to the Conference:
Via e-mail renate.reumueller(at)unileoben.ac.at
Deadline: Friday, 9th of November 2018
Information and Contact:
|DI Renate Reumüller