Semifinished Products

Semifinished Products

Typically, semifinished products are made of a single primary material brought into a geometric shape, often in form of simple profiles, rods, pipes and sheets made of metal, plastics or wood. "Semifinished" as they are they belong to the first and middle parts of a product's value added chain, being major elements of a cost effective and efficient production.

In most cases, the design - in terms of shape and dimensions -  of semifineshed products is up to the later product. This is true for material and surface properties too, which are often optimized for specific applications and production methods.

Fraunhofer IZFP's "semifinied products" business unit is tieing the related activities of the institute.




3MA-X8: Fast Characterization of Micromagnetic Materials

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3MA-X8: Three channels, assortment of sensors, plus control and evaluation PC

Determination of hardness, case depth, tensile strength, yield strength, breaking elongation, residual and load stresses

Test for mixed-up components

Determination of dross in cast materials

Area scans with up to 8 sensors and concurrent detection of local material property deviations

Inspection of assemblies and components parallel at several positions

In-line real-time measurements in production processes

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EMUS: Defect Inspection using Electromagnetic Ultrasound Technology

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Contactless ultrasound inspection without couplants

Real-time capable; can be automated for in-line inspections.

Industrial-scale, robust design leads to long service life without visible wear and tear

Cold and warm sheet metal forming

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MAGNUS: Hybrid Micromagnetic and Ultrasonic Test System

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MAGNUS setup

Smart combination of micromagnetic materials characterization and electromagnetic ultrasound transduction

Demonstrator set up and testing in industrial-like environments

The MAGNUS project is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and the French National Research Agency through the Fraunhofer Carnot program, an alliance with the “Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques” CETIM in Senlis, France.

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