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Novel methods of improved dispersion of particles for the production of composite electroplated coatings


Knowledge Transfer Enterprise Grant (KTEG)

Total value of project


Project team

Professor Andrew Cobley


Daido Metal

Duration of project

May 2011 - July 2011

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Project overview

Environmental drivers such as removing lead from engine bearings and fuel efficient engines are creating many new opportunities in the bearing market. Electroplated Lead-free coatings are critical to give the required properties of engine bearings.

Project objectives

The project will examine the dispersion of different types of nano/micro particles using a range of ultrasonic parameters in an electroplating solution. Results from the KTEG will pinpoint the most suitable ultrasonic parameters and particle type for dispersion in the electroplating solution.

  • This short feasibility project produced the platform technology to apply for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Daido.

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University of the year shortlisted
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