Almascan®

SMW is currently developing Almascan® (Al-Mg-Sc system), deploying advanced powder metallurgy technology which entails ultra-rapid cooling (up to 10.000.000 K/s) through the use of spinning procedure with subsequent thermoplastic processing.  The technology to be implemented allows to obtain materials with desired enhanced characteristics. Expected material characteristics: •       tensile strength σB = 650-675 MPa, yield...

MagForming

Development of new magnesium forming technologies for the aeronautics industry (MagForming and AEROMAG) MagForming  (created to complement the work of the AEROMAG project), was launched as a multi-national consortium to advance the state of the art in the technology of plastic processing of wrought magnesium alloys for aeronautical applications, by developing tools and methodologies for industrial technologies and demonstrating their feasibility in aeronautics. SMWE is the...

AeroMag

Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium (FP6 AEROMAG) The technical focus of the university-driven proposal, AEROMAG, designed in collaboration with the Network of Universities "EASN," is the development of new magnesium wrought products (sheets and extrusions), that provide significantly improved static and fatigue strength properties. Project coordination by: EADS Innovation Works (Germany). Consortium partners: End-users EADS Innovation Works,...

Lightweight Aircraft Seats

Since 2008, international regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have explored removing the restrictive paragraph in SAE Standard AS8049B which bans the use of magnesium alloys in aircraft seats. Without such a restriction, application of Mg alloys in a seat’s primary structure will make it possible to achieve a substantial weight reduction.  based on our preliminary calculations, replacing Al alloy seat elements with their Mg...

Exploration and Mining in Egypt

Almost 150 million roubles invested in 2007 – 2010 into two concession sites, leading Russi an geologists deployed, dozens of young Egyptian specialists trained. Very conclusive results attained following evaluation of more than 10,000 samples .    We are preparing a feasibility study and a business plan (on $25 million scale) for drilling operations, additional geophysical survey and start of extraction on sites where presence of gold is already discovered...

Waste Recycling

Партнеры проекта: Научно-внедренческий Центр экспертных систем технологического аудита недропользования «НВП Центр-ЭСТАгео». «РудГеоРазведка»   Выполняемые работы: оценка запасов основных и попутных компонентов техногенных месторождений;...

Al-Li alloys

Aluminium-lithium alloys are a separate class of alloys characterised by valuable combination of properties: lower density higher Young's modulus relatively high mechanical properties corrosion resistance. There are at present about 20 Russian wrought alloy grades. Developed for different purposes, they have different physical, mechanical, corrosive, technological and operational properties. For instance, density of Al-Li...

Specialty metals Complex in South Africa

Large scale specialty metals complex in South Africa project. Integration of numerous production facilities by a unified general plan and process flow. Planned production facilities include magnesium, titanium sponge and ferrotitanium, zirconium sponge, polysilicon. Planned production facilities: Titanium sponge and ferrotitanium production Zirconium sponge, zirconium and silicon dioxide Magnesium production Polysilicon production Chlorine and...

Engineering Projects

SMWE has extensive experience developing and implementing engineering projects on a national and global scale. Our engineers and specialists have completed feasibility studies for construction of magnesium plants and waste processing plants in South Africa , Israel, Iceland, Australia, Congo and Russia. During the last 15 years, our SMWE has successfully completed the following projects: Facility Country Stages...

ADVANCED DESIGN/MANUFACTURE OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINER

St. Petersburg, Russia December 13, 2011 SMW Engineering, the international metallurgical fabricator and engineering services company, has announced the development, certification and production of an innovative non-return protective container (NRPC) for low- and intermediate-level radioactive wastes (RAW) storage/burial.   The proposed container is distinguished by its very long functional life (it is designed for a period of use of not less than 300 years, which can be...

MAGNIFICIENT

A new innovative R&D project launched by SMW jointly with Israel's Sheltagen -- to develop magnesium alloy bone bio-implants. The mission is to develop material possessing all sought characteristics for implants that dissolve in the body. Deployment of such an alloy would make second surgery no longer necessary – with the introduction of tailor-made personalized implantable materials able to dissolve in a patient’s body without any side-effects. The benefits to be delivered by...

HERMEAS

A very impressive consortium line-up reflects the magnitude of the tasks to be achieved by the partners: to create an efficient hybrid production process by way of additive plus subtractive manufacturing for large-sized aluminium alloy parts and structures. The advantages these production processes bring have already been emphasized by SMW’s other projects focused on additive manufacturing technologies. Such benefits include greater design flexibility, improved ratio of material usage,...

AeroFML

Building on SMW successful research in alloys of the Al-Mg-Sc system, this application-driven project aims to develop a new generation of Fiber metal Laminates (FML) utilizing modern Al-Mg-Sc alloys. Funded by ERA.Net-RUS programme, the project consortium includes Airbus, Fraunhofer Institute and Austria's LKR Institute of Technology. The Project aims to reduce the weight of aircraft structures while enhancing corrosion resistance properties. The end-user is keen to potentially implement...