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Meeting at the UA of forty international researchers involved in the European Project HELM

The UA is involved in the manufacture of brake discs for high-end vehicles[ ], ceramic foams and materials for shielding.


Alicante, 14 January 2014

The University of Alicante hosts a meeting of the European Project "High-frequency ELectro-Magnetic technologies for advanced processing of ceramic matrix composites and graphite expansion" (H.E.L.M.). It takes places at its Rafael Altamira Lecture Hall, on  14, 15 and 16 January 2014. The project, part of the European Seventh Framework Programme, in which the UA is involved through its Institute of Materials Research, is coordinated by lecturer Javier Narciso, in collaboration with lecturers Enrique Louis, María José Caturla and José Miguel Molina, and doctoral students Mario Caccia and Antonio Camarano.

The main objective of HELM Project is to improve the high-temperature industrial processes used for the synthesis of high-strength ceramic materials, using microwave technology for this purpose. The consortium is made up of companies from France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, England, Spain and Russia, among which EADS and Heracles have relevant participation. UA's collaboration focuses on the manufacturing of brake discs for up-market vehicles (Ferrari, Lamborghini) with Brembro SGL Group (Italy) , ceramic foams for Erbicol (Switzerland) and shielding materials for Petroceramics (Italy). During the meetings, where forty researchers will be involved during these days, the latest developments in these technologies will be presented and they will outline future objectives and courses of action


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