NOMATEN and National Centre for Nuclear Research established research cooperation with Mercedes Benz

Date: 
02.02.2022
Place: 
Warsaw and Otwock, National Centre for Nuclear Research
  • NOMATEN Centre of Excellence, department of the Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research, will perform the scientific expertise in the field of materials research for Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland that runs the engines and batteries plant in Jawor (Lower Silesia region, Poland);
  • Director Thomas Kaiser - production,  maintenance and facility manager - joined NOMATEN’s Industrial Advisors Network focused on developing and improving the patterns and activities dedicated to cooperation between science and industry sectors;
  • NOMATEN Centre of Excellence is a research agenda for novel materials for industrial and medical applications. Although based in Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research, NOMATEN develops strong partnerships with French atomic and renewables government agency CEA and VTT Technical Institute of Finland.
  • Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant is fully supplied by the renewable energy sources.

Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant in Jawor

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Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland has chosen the National Centre for Nuclear Research as a partner in materials research concerning the lifecycle of the tools for engine’s mechanical processing. The expertise will be run by the NOMATEN Centre of Excellence team based at the National Centre for Nuclear Research Warsaw capital city. The technological challenge that Mercedes Benz plant in Jawor faces is the heterogeneity of the ceramic tools used in the cylinder honing process, i.e. too fast wear of the tools and the deposition of undesirable residues inside them.  Therefore Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland asked NOMATEN Centre of Excellence to perform research and expertise on this topic.

Prof. Łukasz Kurpaska (Functional Properties Research Group Leader) and dr Iwona Jóźwik (Materials Characterization Research Group Leader) will manage the research activities at NOMATEN in orderd to develop the expertise for Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland. Moreover, NOMATEN will take advantage on lot of high performance scientific infrastructure like x-ray diffractometer (XRD) and the scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Scanning electron microscope at NOMATEN

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NOMATEN will conduct a series of research activities for Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland: among others macroscopic tests of the surface of ceramic elements before and after operation, microstructure tests, chemical and phase composition in selected areas of the tool surface, phase analysis by x-ray diffraction, tests of the surface topography of ceramic elements and mechanical tests of these elements - enumerates prof. Paweł Sobkowicz, director for scientific operations at NOMATEN.

Director Thomas Kaiser, production, maintenance and facility manager at Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland, joined the NOMATEN Network of Industrial Advisors. Its’ task is to develop good practices related to the cooperation of companies with research units. Moreover, this team also includes representatives of, among others, chemical, construction and energy industries.

Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant in Jawor

Image: Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland

The NOMATEN Centre of Excellence has been created at the Poland's National Centre for Nuclear Research Poland as a new research organization in which international world-class research teams design, develop and assess innovative multifunctional materials –  combining advanced structural and functional properties – for industrial and medical applications. NOMATEN develops partnerships with the industry and research organizations in order to perform and deploy go-to-market solutions in the field of innovative materials and radiopharmaceuticals.

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Scanning electron microscope at NOMATEN
Scanning electron microscope at NOMATEN
Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant in Jawor
Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant in Jawor
Mercedes Benz Manufacturing Poland plant in Jawor