CO-FINANCING OF A DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW SINIMO GRAY IRON FOR BRAKE DISCS AND REFRACTORY WATER-BASED COATING
Development of a new gray cast iron (vermicular or nodular) with improved thermal fatigue protection suitable for use on trains reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h and replacement of existing steel cast iron. Consortium partner Exoterm has developed an innovative SOL-GEL coating with a combination of natural and recycled refractory water-based fillers, which will make cores and brake discs made of the new SiNiMo cast iron even more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Objectives of the project:
By changing the material of the existing brake plate from cast steel to gray cast iron (SiNiMo), due to the lower density of gray cast iron, we will achieve a reduction in the weight of the product by at least 9%, from 109.3 kg to less than 100 kg. The replacement will be possible based on the improved thermal and mechanical properties of the gray cast iron, which will be comparable to the existing steel cast iron.
The investment is financed by the EU and is part of the Recovery Plan and Negative (NOO) measures, which is the basis for using the funds of the Recovery Mechanism and the potential of NextGenerationEU.
Office of the Republic of Slovenia for recovery and consequences: www.noo.gov.si and portal www.evropskasredstva.si
P4D ReactEU - Incentives for the digital transformation of SMEs
EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. has obtained approved funds from the Enterprise Fund of Slovenia for the implementation of the EXOGODIGITAL project as part of the P4D ReactEU tender.
Voucher for the introduction of business excellence according to the EFQM model
EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. received an approved voucher from the Enterprise Fund of Slovenia for the introduction of business excellence according to the EFQM model. By introducing the model, we want to increase the sustainability and stability of the company for old and new challenges.
Voucher for raising digital competencies
Company EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. received an approved voucher for raising digital competences from Podjetniški sklad Slovenije. As part of the education process, the company's employees will acquire useful skills that will help them transition to digital enterpreneurship.
Cyber Security Voucher
EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. received an approved voucher from the Enterprise Fund of Slovenia for the implementation of cyber security services. With the reports obtained, we have significantly improved the company's cyber security.
Digital strategy voucher
EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. received an approved voucher from the Enterprise Fund of Slovenia for the preparation of a digital strategy. With the prepared digital strategy, the company is ready for the transition to digital entrepreneurship.
Voucher for quality certificates
EXOTERM-IT d.o.o. in 2019 applied for the public tender and call VAV-1 - Voucher for quality certificates https://podjetniskisklad.si/sl/razpisi?view=tender&id=76, which was announced by the Enterprise Fund of Slovenia and obtained a voucher and thus funds that they were used by the company for the introduction of the ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Safety and Health Management System (July 2019) and the maintenance of the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems standard (September 2019).