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Innovative brass components

Tap manufacturer KWC joined forces with FHNW to develop innovative brass alloys so as to comply with new standards.

Innovative Messingbauteile
 

Technologies

Alloys, material analysis, process control

Objectives

Development of innovative brass alloys to meet new requirements

Background

Franke Water Systems KWC manufactures high-quality taps for kitchens and bathrooms. New international standards and regulations require adaptation of the materials used in the casting process.

Result

The FHNW team developed new brass alloys with the structural quality, finish and chemical durability to meet the new regulations. In collaboration with KWC, the researchers created a cast part simulation to be used as a tool for process control and process development.

Project information

Client

Franke Water Systems KWC

Realisaton

FHNW Casting Centre

Partner

AFT Switzerland GmbH

Duration

2 years

Founded by

Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI

Project team

FHNW: Prof. Jörg Lagemann (Lead), Thomas Burbach, Pascal Dessarzin

 

KWC: Anton Flühler, Alex Fehlmann

 

AFT Switzerland GmbH: Rolf Rangl

 

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