Research & Development
DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS OF NEW MATERIALS BASED ON NON-FERROUS METALS WITH USE IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The main content of the project is the development of new non-ferrous metals materials oriented on magnesium, titanium, nickel, copper and other alloys. The use of these alloys is assumed in the automotive industry for accumulators, contactors, or other components in electric and hybrid vehicles. Electric and hybrid vehicles using electric motors significantly reduce emissions and fossil fuel consumption, which implies a high potential of the presented project. At the same time, alloy processing technology will be developed, their joining and subsequent non-destructive testing which serve to inspect castings and component joints. Building on the objectives in accordance with the horizontal priority for sustainable development, R&D will be strengthened, the technological processes developed and the competitiveness of the automotive industry increased. The primary target group are PhD students and their integration into the work process, technicians, welders, technologists and people from the academic community (trainers and students) as well as administrative staff. The output of the project will be an industrial research and development center, which aim is to promote effective collaboration between the enterprise and the research organization.
W&TM is engaged in the research and development of technical sciences, mainly manufacturing technologies such as welding, casting, shaping and heat treatment of materials. In the field of research, we focus on basic research of materials or products defects after welding, shaping, machining, casting. The company also undertakes repair and reconstruction of various welded structures and pressure vessels, defectoscopic testing of materials by non-destructive methods, informative testing, measurement, analysis and testing of materials. We perform extracurricular education in various fields. W&TM´s workers also performs extracurricular training. W & TM staff are qualified to perform their activities, and the company works closely with experts at the Department of Technology at the University of Žilina..
Welding and material inspection by non-destructive testing is performed in the NDT laboratory. We own a welding workshop with comprehensive equipment. It is used to perform welding and joining of various materials as well as their testing.
Through its activities and services, company W & T increases its domestic added value and strives for efficient transfer of technology and science and research results to the production process and for the development of industry-wide manufacturing practices aimed at making better use of available resources, increased recycling rates and the use of environmentally friendly materials by using scientific research on technological development and innovation. It utilizes and replaces materials used up to date by new materials with new and higher complexes of useful properties including processability (machining, shaping, joining). It efforts to develop technological investment units, particularly in the field of engineering and integrated industrial facilities, with regard to the application and use of light metals and modern materials in transport production to reduce total weight and contribution to green economy, development and application of composite materials.