The project consortium comprises 7 partners from 4 European countries, 4 of which are SME (57% of the project consortium) and 3 are RTD.

An overview of the role of each partner within the project is described below:

  • Erect is a leading design and industrial production Technology Centre with a strong focus on the development of high added value, market-oriented applications and the generation of proprietary  product and process technology.
  • Within the project it will be responsible, among other, for the model development and simulation of the Ultragassing prototype together with its testing with high-pressure die casting machine and vacuum. Erect will also contribute to the design of the transducer and sonotrode.
  • Brunel centre for Advanced Solidification Research (BCAST) is an academic research centre focusing on both fundamental and applied research on solidification of metallic materials at Brunel University, UK.
  • In the project it will provide its know-how on the effects of ultrasound on molten metal and will carry out experimental tests on the effects of the ultrasound on aluminium cast alloys as well as it will help with the technology optimisation and with the dissemination results.
  •  CERTA Kft. is an SME, which’s main business areas are the foundry, surface treatment and tool-making.
  • Contributing with its extensive know-how on aluminium foundry, mainly focused on high pressure die casting and gravity casting, CERTA will be in charge of the validation of the Ultragassing prototype in high pressure dies casting and gravity casting.
  •  Hornos y metals S.A. (HORMESA) is a company specialized in the equipment, materials and turnkey solutions for non ferrous foundries, mainly Aluminium and Copper alloys.
  • Based on its know-how on aluminium furnaces and alloy treatment, it will be devoted to define the equipment requirements, together with the design and construction of the prototype.
  •  Österreichisches Gießerei-Institut (ÖGI) is a non-university, non-profit research organization aiming to increase the fundamental understanding of materials and processes related to castings.
  • It will be in charge of the X-ray computed tomography analysis, tensile tests and Ultragassing prototype test in gravity casting and low-pressure die casting. Moreover, it will contribute to the prototype design.
  •  ULTRASION SL is a company dedicated to design, manufacture and commercialize industrial solutions based on high power ultrasounds.
  • Ultrasion will provide its know-how on ultrasound equipment design and fabrication and will take part in the design of the generator, transducer and sonotrode. Furthermore, it will be the IPR Manager.
  •  Vöcklabrucker Metallgießerei (VMG) is a foundry specialized in sand and permanent mould casting using gravity and low pressure filling techniques.
  • Providing its broad know-how on aluminium foundry, particularly focused on low pressure die casting, it will be responsible for the validation of the Ultragassing prototype in low pressure die casting.

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