FLUBETECH

Flubetech is a leading company in the Iberian Peninsula in the development, fabrication and commercialization of ceramic and functional, hard coatings. Our aim is to offer our clients the knowledge and technology of the state-of-the-art coatings so as to enhance their competitiveness and product quality. For that reason Flubetech utilizes cutting-edge technology in PVD coatings (Magnetron Sputtering), HiPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) and HT-CVD coatings (Hot Filament-Chemical Vapour Deposition) Flubetech hard coatings provide excellent characteristics in terms of hardness, wear resistance and low-friction coefficient. These aforementioned properties, which are obtained in PVD, HiPIMS and HT-CVD coatings, are needed in a variety of applications such as cutting and forming dies, plastic and die casting moulds, cutting tools and high productivity tools and components in general. Flubetech also applies its coating technology to improve components in the biomedical sector. Surgical tools, dental prosthetic components and screws are successfully coated here, in Flubetech. Since 2006, Flubetech has continually lived up to its commitment to innovate and develop new hard coatings and industrial applications to meet the market needs.

Targeted industries

Transport, Medical device, Renewable energy

Key interests

Textured industrial components (gears, seals, gaskets, pistons, shafts, propellers…), Prosthesis, Nano-enabled elements for blades and composites

Upscaling facilities

PVD and CVD (including R2R)

Testing facilities

Projects

TRIBOSS- Advanced Tribological Surface Engineering Solution for High Performance Bearings
Develop an advanced tribological surface engineering solution to prevent White Etching Crack (WEC) tapered rolling bearing (TRB) failures in wind turbine gearboxes. Innovative approach combining Laser Surface Texturing (LST) and High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS) & DC-Magneton Sputtering (DCMS) is proposed, where new developments (Spatial Light Modulator -SLM-) on LST industrial upscaling and synthesis of tailor made tribological coating architecture will be properly assessed.
-3D Tooling- R&D ecosystem to implement the additive manufacture / 3D impression in the tools production industry
The project aims to obtain components and tools for the high efficient and massive manufacture of conformal cooling with processes that use AM / 3DP technologies. The expected results are to design strategies for empty pieces, lattice structures and conformal cooling, to obtain metalic dust for tools production, to process parameters of the SLM and CGS technologies and the post-treatment processes for developed materials. https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/project/id/11444
AVINT – Advanced machining and roughness prediction strategies for optimal surface integrity.
The AVINT project aims to develop and introduce an application for predicting the roughness and surface finish of mechanised pieces for their optimal surface integrity. In addition, the project will allow new products and pieces with added value to be obtained, such as mechanised tools, coverings for tools and lubricants/cooling agents. The project focuses its activity on optimising the efficiency of metallic mechanised processes, using simulation and optimisation tools and automatic learning for greater optimisation of the quality control and surface integrity of the components.
PLASTFUN – Pilot plant for plastic parts with advanced functional surfaces
PLASTFUN develops techniques and methods necessary for establishing a pilot manufacturing line of plastic injection pieces with surfaces with advanced functions, on an industrial scale. The manufacturing pilot will enable companies in the territory to develop new products using these technologies and to acquire the necessary knowledge for their profitable production. The technologies developed will be validated into industrial demonstrations that will reflect, on the one hand, the advances in nanotexturing with film with the aim of creating integrated light effects with printed circuits that contain LEDs and, on the other hand, the advances in nanotexturing pieces with absorbed sensory print via IME.
ENHIGMA - Optimization and Improvement of PEM Electrolysis Cells for Hydrogen Production by means of Simulation and Experimentation
Among the various ways available to produce hydrogen using renewable energy, PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolysis is one of the most important processes. However, this technology presents some restrictions in terms of durability and costs, which could be solved by an appropriate selection of the components that constitute an electrolyzer. Among all the components of an electrolysis stack, the bipolar plates are one of the most important elements. On one hand, the bipolar plates provide mechanical support, distribute the water inside the cell and carry the generated gases (H2/O2) to the outlet, ensuring the efficiency of the process. On the other hand, 48% of the costs of a stack are related to the bipolar plates, so that any activity for the improvement of a PEM cell requires optimization of this component. This is the main objective of the ENHIGMA project: to develop a PEM electrolyzer of greater durability and lower energy consumption, through optimizing design and material selection of the bipolar plates.

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NewSkin project partner

PVD Coatings HiPIMS Manufacturing