Bumax is a Swedish manufacturer of premium-brand high strength stainless steel fasteners, designed for extreme environments. A number of different materials are used to produce A4-grade stainless steel, including Bumax-88.
VDM Metals is a high-performance metal provider. In the HiMat project,1 together with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), VDM tested its VDM® Alloy 780 using a specially developed testing machine at the Research Neutron Source, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (FRM II).
Industry and private consumers alike depend on oil and gas pipes that stretch thousands of kilometers underwater. However, it is not uncommon for pipelines to become clogged. With collaborators at the Research Neutron Source FRM II and the consulting company, Science S.A.V.E.D, scientists from TechnipFMC (a company specialising in subsea pipelines) demonstrated that neutrons are an ideal probe to locate blockages in underwater pipes.
Swedish company Sandvik Coromant produces the latest cutting tools and inserts using pressed powder materials, like cemented carbides, which are sintered to make them into a very hard material.
Airbus, a global leader in the aerospace sector, accessed STFC facilities and expertise to assure weld quality in welded aluminium alloys used in aircraft components, and to develop manufacturing techniques.
Infineum UK Ltd and Finden Ltd, in collaboration, have taken advantage of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) ISIS Neutron and Muon Source to better understand organic deposits from lubricants in engine components.