Local repairing of glazed ceramics defects on sanitary porcelain products
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funding type Industry National
programme Programa Operacional da Competitividade e Internacionalização
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GlaserFix
alternative reference Projeto em Co-Promoção N.º 17529
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Physics (DF)
execution dates 2016-09-01 - 2019-02-28 ( 30 Months )
project extension date 2020-02-28 ( 12 Extra months )
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This project proposes an alternative process to the re-firing step for repairing glazed ceramics defects, using the localized CO2 laser melting of appropriate mixture adds, assisted by other diffused heat sources (ex. IR lamps). This methodology allows controlling the temperature, cooling speed and temperature gradients, consequently avoiding excessive thermal stresses that have been hindering the laser based solution. The project will be concluded with the evaluation of an eco-efficient, user friendly prototype to repair glazed ceramics in industrial environment, which will be properly parameterized. Finally, the industrial validation of the solution will be conducted.

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Florinda Mendes da Costa (I3N)
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Sanindusa
partner institution(s)

Sanindusa, Indústria de Sanitários S.A.
Maio, Carmo & Martins Lda
CTCV - Centro Tecnológico da Cerâmica e do Vidro
Universidade de Aveiro

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