Start: In alignment with student
Duration: 3 – 6 months
Educational level: Academic
Education: mechanical engineering | technische natuurkunde | chemische technologie
How the feedstock composition affects final product properties/new metals for metal injection molding
The metal injection molding process starts by preparation of the so-called ‘feedstock’. A mixture of fine metal powder and polymers. The proprietary feedstock formulation of DEMCON allows us to make extremely complex metal parts with tight tolerances. In this assignment you will dig deeper in the properties of this feedstock, to discover its properties. From this, you will extend our knowledge by changing the feedstock composition and measure its influence on the final product properties, such as the density and yield strength of the final metal products. If the time frame allows, the research can be extended to introducing new (high-tech) materials to the MIM process, such as Inconel (for high-temperature applications) and Cobalt-based alloys (for medical applications). Depending on the personal interests of the student, this assignment can focus more towards the mechanical properties, the chemical aspects or the fluid-dynamical properties.
Are we a match?
If you would like to receive more information concerning the internship, you can contact Rick Brunninkhuis, mechanical engineer, phone: 088 115 2000. If you would like to apply for the internship, please send your motivation letter and resume to Marleen Blanckenborg, recruiter, firstname.lastname@example.org.