Smart Thermal conductive Al MMCs by casting

THERMACO is an European project that focuses on the use of novel, extremely efficient, carbon based thermally conductive materials for heat evacuation applications in critical fields such as power micro-electronics, e-mobility and (renewable) energy generation as well as highest performance combustion engines. It provides manufacturing technologies to integrate thermal highways based on Graphene and TPG into Aluminium cast parts, creating extremely efficient solutions of heat evacuation using Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites (Al-MMC), applicable in many key technologies and products, bolstering several sectors in Europe. THERMACO develops new and improved specialised heat conductive materials, aiming at extremely efficient solutions while taking environmental aspects into account. It incorporates technological and strategic innovations in order to provide products applicable to a wide range of sectors with suitable tools and methodology for a significant increase in functional properties while ensuring compact design, weight reduction and cost efficiency.
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Start date: 01-09-2013
End date: 31-08-2016
Total budget - Public funding: 5 024 711,00 Euro - 3 399 994,00 Euro
Call topic: Manufacturing processes for products made of composites or engineered metallic materials (FoF.NMP.2013-10)