Technology development and technical services
ELKEME with its deep technical knowledge provides services to the Greek Industry through Product & Process development, Material & Process Optimization enhancing to the know-how exchange between Academia and Industry.
Through focused R&D projects that develop specialized know-how, novel ideas and improved testing methods, ELKEME intends to increase its global presence.
ELKEME has significant experience in industrial processes, metals production and forming operations. It is equipped with high technology mechanical testing machines (used for tensile and compression testing, charpy toughness testing, hardness measurement, etc.) and materials analysis equipment (including optical light microscopes, micro-hardness testers, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), etc.)
Furthermore, ELKEME’s strong know-how in quality control, materials testing, in high and ambient temperature data acquisition, microstructure and material behavior under static or dynamic loading, solid state transformations, joining and welding, corrosion behavior etc. are strong arguments for selecting ELKEME as a reliable and strong partner for Universities, companies, Industries for performing joint R&D programs, diffuse knowledge, adapt innovative techniques and, support technical training activities.
Product & Process development
The development of new high added value products of improved quality, together with the implementation of efficient production processes aiming to increase throughput and minimize cost is the cornerstone of advanced industrial R & D work.
Proper analysis and characterization of many metals, non-metallic materials and liquids for chemical composition, microstructure and/or a variety of physical properties and corrosion behavior are important and often used skills of our staff.
“Teaching what we know” maximizes the value of our data and knowledge to our customers.
Root Cause Analysis
Our focus as problem solvers is to determine root cause because without it full business value cannot be realized. Many problems initiate in our customer’s plants or in final application and mostly relate to metal flaws, surface conditions, environmental issues and cracked parts.
Industrial research and technological development is our main focus. Our R&D projects are mostly involved in four major metal sectors: Aluminum, Copper, Steel and Zinc. With ELKEME experts and strong connections to Greek and EU Academia, we strengthen and improve the position of the Greek metals fabrication industry internationally.