This project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FMENA) and The Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) signed on the April 10th 2013 Grant contract for the implementation of IPA IIIC project, funded by the EC Fund for investment in science and innovation worth 657.775,75 EUR.
Through advanced research, innovation and technology transfer ARISE project is planning to develop the technical infrastructure in Croatia in the field of surface engineering for research and application of surface layers created by the new PACVD technology.
Project duration is two years (24 months) and within that time span Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Zagreb, will work closely with its partners from Rijeka, Slavonski Brod and Ljubljana. The expert associates from Koncar Tools Inc., Elektro - Kontakt Inc. and Lipovica Ltd. will help with the projects practical implementation.
ARISE project includes the purchase of new PACVD equipment (Plasma Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition) that is not present in Croatia nor in the region. This innovative technology, except for production of different surface layers (coatings) on tools and various other products, also provides surface modification by process of plasma nitriding. Besides extending durability of the products, this device can produce layers with other specific functions and properties.
So far, surface engineering in Croatia has been relatively limited to some traditional practices, and hereby we enter into the area of sophisticated technology, which interconnects scientifically and technologically developed countries.
Finally, all of the mentioned above is to promote scientific research and educational activities at Croatian universities, and to achieve significant collaboration with industry – making domestic manufacturers more competitive in the global market.
Press conference will take place on Wednesday, 25th September 2013, at 11:00 AM and will be held at The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. More info
ARISE presentation will take place on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013, at 11:00 AM and will be held at The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.