Nationally Funded Programs

The Materials Center Leoben (MCL) is consistently applying for nationally funded projects in different calls. The MCL participates as coordinator as well as project partner.

Based on successful national research programs we could achieve new international industrial and scientific partners for additional projects. Because of the variety of national funding programs and different target groups we are allowed to cooperate with small companies as well as with big businesses.

 

Current Projects:

ProQualiQ

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Development of an automation tool for quality management during production processes of porous Cu coatings

Duration: 2016-2019

Lead: MCL

Partners: 4

CHIP

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Highly intelligent production via unique temperature sensors in milling tools

Duration: 2016-2019

Lead: Ceratizit Austria

Partners: 3

Advanced Tool Steels

Program: FFG - Basisprogram 

Vision: Development of new, potential alloy systems for tool steels, which have massively improved property profiles and can thus close the gap to the hard metals

Duration: 2016 - 2019

Partners: 4

CrackFracTwin

Program: FFG - The Austrian aviation programme TAKE OFF

Vision: From raw material to product - continuous digitization of local properties along the value chain

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Lead: voestalpine BÖHLER Aerospace GmbH & Co KG

Partners: 3

FunkyNano

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: The aim of the project is the optimization of CMOS-integrated gas sensors using functional nanomaterials to develop a worldwide unique multi-gas sensor chip that can be used in smart phones

Duration: 2017 – 2020

Lead: MCL

Partners: 3

HEADesign

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Development of a new material design tool based on predictive, physical and phenomenological models and research into innovative alloying approaches to replace existing high temperature resistant materials with new ones in the long term

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Lead: MCL

Partners: 3

INTEGRA

Program: FFG – Mobility of the future

Vision: Construction of a power electronic device with highest power density. MCL supplies thermal and thermomechanical designs for this purpose.

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Lead: Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Partners: 5

Myriad

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Tailor-made solutions for the production of thin films. The desire to optimize and improve the functionalities of thin films requires two essential building blocks: a) sputtering targets, which are atomized as starting material by a plasma process and transferred into a layer; b) intelligent process control, i.e. coating process parameters to achieve layers with corresponding properties

Duration: 2017 – 2019

Lead: RHP Technology GmbH

Partners: 3

Solaris

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: The aim of the project is to investigate novel material and connection concepts for self-healing solder connections for high-performance LEDs and other power semiconductors for the automotive industry

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Lead: ZKW Elektronik GmbH

Partners: 2

Titanzerspanung

Program: FFG – Frontrunner

Vision: Development and design of titanium milling processes with tools made of high temperature damage resistant hard metals

Duration: 2017 - 2020

Lead: CERATIZIT Austria Gesellschaft mbH

Partner: 1

XXLnanoSensor

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Sensors that are easy to apply over large areas on three-dimensionally shaped surfaces are becoming increasingly important, e.g. in condition monitoring for predicted maintenance of mechanically highly stressed machine and plant components (e.g. rotors of wind turbines)

Duration: 2019 - 2021

Lead: Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Partners: 5

ZPVD

Program: FFG - Basisprogram

Vision: Development of a simulation program for the calculation and design of gas phase deposition plants

Duration: 2017 - 2020

Lead: voestalpine Stahl GmbH

Partners: 1

Predictive Railway Monitoring (PRM 4.0)

Program: FFG – Mobility of the future

Vision: Development of an integrated model-based condition monitoring and prediction system for tracks and rolling stock

Duration: 2019 - 2022

Lead: voestalpine SIGNALING Zeltweg GmbH

Partners: 5

 

Finished Projects:

ACINTECH

Program: FFG - Intelligent Production

Vision: Active interposer technology for 3D-integration of eleCtronic components

Duration: 2013-2016

Lead: MCL

Partners: 2

HighTempCFK

Program: FFG - Intelligent Production

Vision: Development of cost efficient CFK compound materials with thermal protection and reflective coatings

Duration: 2013-2015

Lead: Joanneum Research

Partners: 3

Tube Target

Program: FFG - Intelligent Production

Vision: PVD coatings with higher performance and cost efficiency via innovative tube targets

Duration: 2013-2016

Lead: MCL

Partners: 2

Piezoceramics

Program: FWF - Translation Research Program

Vision: Bridging length scales in piezoceramics for commercial actuators

Duration: 2013-2016

Lead: Dr. Deluca (MCL)

Partners: 4

Soldot

Program: FFG - Bridge

Vision: Sol based doping of ceramics

Duration: 2013-2015

Lead: Dr. Deluca (MCL)

Partners: 2

TheLED

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: New thermo-mechanical concepts für cost efficient production of LED assemblies

Duration: 2014-2016

Lead: MCL

Partners: 2

RealNANO

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Industrial implementation of innovative CMOS based nano sensors

Duration: 2014-2016

Lead: MCL

Partners: 4

FlipTheLED

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: New processes and substrates to produce high power LED systems via innovative flip-chip technology

Duration: 2015-2017

Lead: MCL

Partners: 3

HiTec

Program: FFG - Future Production

Vision: Mechanically high resistant thermal barrier coatings including oxidation resistance for carbon fibre materials

Duration: 2015-2017

Lead: Joanneum Research

Partners: 4

SmartForge

Program: FFG - Take Off

Vision: Simulation-based development and production of large PH steel forgings for the avaiation sector

Duration: 2015-2018

Lead: MCL

Partners: 2

Steel-Like-Polymers

Program: Upper Austria, Styria, FFG - Smart Mobility 2015

Vision: High wear resistive coatings on 3D print polymers and CFK composites for functional drive train constructions

Duration: 2016-2018

Lead: Joanneum Research

Partners: 5

i!Tool

Program: Upper Austria, Styria, FFG - Smart Mobility 2015

Vision: Wear resistant piezo-electric nano-wire sensors for condition monitoring and automation

Duration: 2016-2018

Lead: Joanneum Research

Partners: 4