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The objective of this final degree work is to investigate the possibility of producing WC-based cemented carbides with alternative binders to cobalt (Co). The alternative binders to cobalt will be Fe-Ni-Co, Fe-Ni-Co-Co-Cr and Ni-Co-Cr-Ti-Al. The conventional powder metallurgical route will be used to produce these materials. In addition, the microstructural (DSC, XRD, SEM, optical microscopy, density, C and O content) and mechanical (toughness, hardness, bending tests) properties of these components will be studied.

The final idea will be to achieve materials with properties similar to those of conventional hard metal products currently on the market and used by major companies such as HILTI, Sandvik, Ceratizit or Kennametal.

Period: 22/23 academic year

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The work will be carried out in the Advanced Manufacturing in Powder Metallurgy and Laser Group CEIT-BRTA.

Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 15, 20018, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

To analyse the different experiences at Tecnun and other universities in recording teaching material and the available technologies and to prepare the procedures and automations to facilitate their use at the University.

To this end, the experiences of the recordings made at Tecnun, different examples from other universities available on the web, use of different tools (Panopto, YouTube, Vimeo, ShotCut, DaVinci, OBS, etc.) will be collected. Access to the educational innovation laboratory with cameras, backgrounds, lighting, lightboard, etc. will be available and the use of 3D software for the preparation of scenarios will be studied, with which the most appropriate techniques to be used by teachers and students will be defined and implemented. 

Teacher responsible: Nicolás Serrano