Cross section of electroplated nickel layer deposited under ultrasonic agitation

KTP to investigate electrochemical deposition of innovative multifunctional coatings on bearings to enhance the sustainability of automotive, marine and industrial engines

Funder

Innovate UK
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Total value of project

£100,300

Project team

Professor Andrew Cobley

Collaborators

Daido Industrial Bearings Europe Ltd

Duration of project

July 2011 - June 2013

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Project overview

Diesel engines impose high loads on their crankshaft bearings. Traditionally these engines have used lead based bearing materials to support these loads. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and its future use will be increasingly restricted by legislation. New technologies for manufacturing.

Project objectives

The purpose of the project was to investigate ultrasonic technology to facilitate the electrochemical deposition of innovative multifunctional coatings on bearings to enhance the sustainability of automotive, marine and industrial engines.

  • "The major benefit for Daido Metal has been giving us a framework where we can work with an academic partner with clearly defined rules of engagement. In my view this makes KTP much more likely to generate positive outcomes for the industrial partner than other forms of collaborative funding."
    Mr Ian Kerr

  • Tudela, I., Zhang, Y., Pal, M., Kerr, I., Mason, T. J., & Cobley, A. (2015). Ultrasound-assisted electrodeposition of nickel: effect of ultrasonic power on the characteristics of thin coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology264, 49–59. 

    Tudela-Montes, I., Zhang, Y., Pal, M., Kerr, I., & Cobley, A. J. (2015). Ultrasound-assisted electrodeposition of thin nickel-based composite coatings with lubricant particles. Surface and Coatings Technology276, 89-105.

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