Material science is not reserved only for metals but covers polymers and ceramics. Metals commonly interact with plastics and ceramics. An example is in the plastic moulding industry using chemo-thermal coatings and/or industrial
off-line heat-treated tool steels for preventing excessive wear, and corrosion of die cavity die while still obtaining the proper polishability of a tool and good product quality. Using a digital tool book,
the input of mechanical properties and other inputs are saved with the continuous count of thermal and mechanical cycles for estimation of fatigue life and prevention of catastrophic failure in the future of the production.
As in the process of hot-deformation behaviour in many fields, interest is given to all the aspects of targeting the needed values like final mechanical and functional properties in the case of properties after ausforming or
additional off-line heat treatment operations for example of flat products or forgings concerning the grain size distributions, grain bimodality studies, tailoring basic chemical compositions for pinning the prior grains
for cost-effective production, tailoring the production steps by proper database formation of vital thermo-chemical and physical properties and many more. Regardless of the process and material, the properly structured
data are vital to be used for any Process optimization of a material/product.
Pro Labor is cooperating with several professional teams from industries and institutes as also with universities across the region with the access to high-tech laboratory equipment for in-depth research for the design of new
steels, improvement of current materials being steels or other non-iron materials, failure analysis, material processing, and properties optimization.
Our Research group Pro labor is registered under ARRS (Slovenian Research Agency) with contributions published under SICRIS (Slovenian Current Research Information System).
Our experts and researchers are regularly cooperats with metallurgical industries, publishing original papers in international (SCI) journals in the current field of work.