CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT
Dr. Ing. Gianmarco Boretto
International Developments Technologies & Labs
Str. Torino 50, 10043 Orbassano (TO), ITALY

Concerning the potential applications of the intermetallic-ceramic composites, we are very interested in:

turbine blades (Fiat Avio,aerospace field)

light weight and high strength connecting-rods (Fiat Auto, automotive field)

We could co-operate with the consortium since the beginning of the project, in the field of material selection, development of design guidelines, process optimisation (forming, debinding, sintering...), microstructural characterisation and final mechanical test.

If the performance of the materials will be suitable for real scale application, CRF will consider the possibility of testing the components on engine bench.