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A Dutch SME offers its extensive expertise in the field of radiation shielding and is specialized in casting and machining of precision components made of lead and lead alloys

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TONL20201211001
Publicado:
06/01/2021
Caducidad:
07/01/2022
Resumen:
A Dutch SME is specialized in lead casting and lead machining. Lead is frequently used as a material in machines where X-rays, electron radiation and nuclear radiation must be shielded, such as medical devices and analytical equipment. The combination of radiation expertise, casting and precision machining of lead makes the SME special. The SME is interested in a manufacturing agreement to manufacturers and system integrators that need precision parts of lead and related radiation expertise.

Details

Tittle:
A Dutch SME offers its extensive expertise in the field of radiation shielding and is specialized in casting and machining of precision components made of lead and lead alloys
Summary:
A Dutch SME is specialized in lead casting and lead machining. Lead is frequently used as a material in machines where X-rays, electron radiation and nuclear radiation must be shielded, such as medical devices and analytical equipment. The combination of radiation expertise, casting and precision machining of lead makes the SME special. The SME is interested in a manufacturing agreement to manufacturers and system integrators that need precision parts of lead and related radiation expertise.
Description:
A Dutch SME supplies high-quality precision components to a wide range of industries. Most of the end users of the precision components are active in the aerospace, semiconductor, medical equipment, optical analysis, machine building and industrial automation.

The Dutch SME has extensive expertise in the field of radiation shielding and is one of the specialists in the world that can cast and machine precision components made of lead or lead alloys. The unique combination of lead casting and precision machining of lead enables the SME to produce customized lead parts with very narrow tolerances and complex shapes.

Lead applications
Lead is frequently used as material in machines and equipment where X-rays, electron radiation and nuclear radiation must be shielded. Lead has the special property to shield radiation in a cost-effective way, even in extreme high voltage conditions.
Ionizing radiation is used in healthcare, for example, when taking X-rays, a computed tomography (CT) scan, or radiotherapy for the irradiation of cancer. In addition ionizing radiation is released during the generation of nuclear energy and the production of radioactive substances, but radiation is also used with X-ray scanners for checking luggage, specific measurements in industry and for scientific research. Consider, for example, material analysis or research into disease cells with the aid of an electron microscope.

Lead casting
The SME has a toolshop to develop and produce both simple and complex moulds for the casting of lead (alloys).
The castings are produced with ovens with a casting mass of maximum 350 kilogram. Lead can be poured into various alloys. When screw threads are to be applied to a lead part, often inserts are included in the casting process itself. That way, durable screw connections for the lead parts can be guaranteed.
Parts can be made to measure through casting, but the shielding parts are usually machined afterwards.

Lead machining
Because requirements for surface roughness and visual quality are constantly increasing, often computer numerical control (CNC) machined lead components are produced. A wide variety of lead parts is possible, including lead rings, lead bushings, lead discs, lead caps, lead containers, lead plates, lead covers, lead plugs, lead strips, lead blocks, lead sleeves, lead housings, counterweights and shutters. In addition lead (alloys) can be combined with other materials by casting, gluing or soldering.
To prevent environmental pollution and emissions to the internal and external environment most modern environmental, extraction and filtering techniques are used.


Additional services

Surface treatments:
Depending on desired specifications lacquering, coating or nickel plating of lead components can be provided.
Quality:
Guaranteed certainty through the application of protocols, environmental statements, inspection and measurement reports and certifications.
Unique cleaning process and cleanroom packaging:
For lead components that are used in vacuum environments a unique and innovative cleaning process is developed to minimize fumigation and shortening the bake out process. Cleanroom packaging and international shipping can be arranged.
Assembly:
On request mechanical assemblies can be supplied.

The Dutch SME is interested in a manufacturing agreement with system integrators of applications or (original equipment) manufacturers that need high precision components of lead (alloys) and related radiation expertise.
The Dutch SME offers the expertise, co-development, prototyping and production of the lead (alloy) components.
The partner is desired to be the system integrator of the application or the (original equipment) manufacturer interested in the lead (alloy) components, assemblies and related expertise. The partner is expected to deliver the product concept or desired technology specifications, to be a co-developer and to deliver the final test specifications.
Advantages and Innovations:
The Dutch SME has extensive expertise in the field of lead shielding. As one of the few specialists in this field, the SME casts and machines lead and lead alloys. The unique combination of lead casting and precision machining of lead enables the company to produce customized lead parts with very narrow tolerances and complex shapes.

In order to add as much value as possible, the SME, as a lead supplier is happy to think along with manufacturers and systems integrators about their challenges in the field of radiation protection during the design phase or in the (value) engineering of their projects.

By sharing knowledge and expertise as a lead specialist, the Dutch SME enables manufacturers and systems integrators to:
· Be able to bring innovative precision lead or lead alloy based components to the market faster in a safe way.
· Make the right trade-off between the use of (standard) sheet lead, adhesive lead sheet or lead blocks versus casted and machined lead parts.
· Optimize the design by taking into account manufacturability.
· Save costs achieved by integrating the functionality of various components into one lead component or lead assembly (for example, integrate structural function and radiation shielding).

Other advantages are:
· Think along with the design process of complex and accurate lead or lead alloys based products. Production of both prototypes and series production is possible.
· The products are fully suitable for immediate assembly, even in cleanroom environments.
· To eliminate time-consuming and expensive entry checks, the SME always can provide the relevant needed documentation, whether it is geometric measurement results, full traceability, quality reports, environmental oriented statements, non-destructive testing studies in the form of a penetrant, magnetic and X-ray inspections or detailed material inspections and certification.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Other

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner:
Industry

Field of activity of partner:
A system integrator or (original equipment) manufacturer who is interested in the production of precision lead (alloy) components or mechanical assemblies with lead parts and the related transfer of radiation expertise.

Role of the partner:
The partner is desired:
1. To be the system integrator or the (original equipment) manufacturer interested in the lead components or assemblies for radiation protection and related transfer of radiation expertise.
2. To deliver the product concept and/or technology specifications, to be a co-developer and to deliver the final test specifications.
3. To have access to the market or the network of end-users in the application sector.

The Dutch SME is interested in a manufacturing agreement and offers the co-development, prototyping and production of the lead or lead alloy components and/or assemblies and related radiation expertise, know how, training and possible transfer of the technology.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
German

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02002010 Mecanizado (torneado, perforado, moldeado, fresado, cepillado, cortado)
02007010 Metals and Alloys
02002013 Moulding, injection moulding, sintering
02007015 Properties of Materials, Corrosion/Degradation