"Development of innovative materials for the cutting tool industry"
Funding: China Scholarship Council
Project period: 2015 – 2019
Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrea García-Junceda (andrea.garcia.junceza(AT)imdea.org)
This investigation proposes the design and processing by powder metallurgical routes of new materials for cutting tools with total substitution of the traditional cobalt binder by other more economic and less toxic. These innovative materials will combine all the requirements needed in the tool materials industry, such as: high elastic modulus, high hardness, strength, abrasion resistance, mechanical impact strength, compressive strength, thermal shock resistance and corrosion resistance.