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Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research aims to contribute to the competitiveness and efficiency of Hungarian companies by providing services in innovation and technology transfer in cooperation with Hungarian and foreign partner institutions. We offer our customers – currently more than 200 companies – complex scientific and technological solutions in several areas of expertise, devised in a way to enhance their competitiveness.

We cooperate with institutions of the public sector, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and universities, and their respective research institutes. For these partners, we also act as innovation intermediaries through our applied R&D and technology transfer activities. As a think tank with a strong team of researchers and experts, we are able to meet the research and development needs of the industry from an idea’s conception to its realization at a high level of expertise. We actively participate in building international consortia, networking, and EU tenders in the field of R&D and innovation. Moreover, we offer business development services as a technology incubator.

Our mission is to act as a catalyst in national and international projects involving exceptional levels of technology, and creating high added value that is significant for the national economy and the well-being of society.



Research Areas

Material and technology development

Enviromental Protection Microbiology

  • Assessment of bioremediation capacity
  • Microcosm tests
  • Microbe monitoring, identification, molecular biological test

VR/AR

  • Training platform
  • Facility and work enviroment virtualization

 Material characterisation

    • Mechanical and non-destructive material tests
    • Analytical tests
    • Material structural testing
    • Electrochemical tests



Key Enabling Technologies

  • Surface engineering and coatings
  • Nanostructured coatings
  • Nanoparticles Nanowires and tubes
  • Laser based applications
  • Enzymes
  • Biobased chemicals
  • Biofuels
  • Outsides systems connectivity
  • Equipment technology
  • Analogue and mixed signal devices
  • Computing; Heterogeneous integration
  • Outsides system connectivity
  • Computing; Monitoring and control
  • Robotics/ Human machine interaction
  • Surface engineering and coatings
  • Additive Manufacturing


RTO competences


Products services and technological solutions

Material development, joining, machining and coating technologies, see below



Market of the application

  • Development of production technologies for structural and functional materials
  • Conducting high-temperature experiments in various furnaces in air, argon atmosphere and vacuum
  • Electrochemical synthesis – also at high temperatures
  • Ultrasonic nanoparticle synthesis
  • Development and production of functional surface coatings by electro-chemical methods
  • Nanogrinding – with a high-energy grinding mill, with the examination of the obtained material, processing and application possibilities We transmit the created grinds to our customers in powder or dispersed form, for coatings or blocks of materials.
  • technological development, prototyping, small and medium series production,
  • laser welding and cutting on 2D and 3D surfaces,
  • laser weld surfacing with wire or powder spraying,
  • laser surface treatment, hardening, remelting, structuring,
  • metallographic and optical microscopy tests,
  • micro-hardness measurement.
  • 2D, 3D modelling
  • Motion simulation, dynamic analysis
  • Material analysis (metallic and non-metallic)
  • Elastic- and plastic deformation analysis
  • Analysis of laminated composites and multi-phase composites
  • Tribological and wear analyses
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue analyses
  • Static and transient thermal conduction tasks
  • Connected mechanical and thermal tests
  • Vibration and acoustic simulations for automotive, electronics, medical, ventilation and other industrial systems
  • Complex welding technology simulations
  • Modelling of heat treatment considering changes in material structure
  • Technological modelling of volumetric plastic deformation
  • Analysis of sheet metal forming technologies
  • Monitoring of remediation as a result of natural processes or intervention by investigating soil or groundwater samples (determination of selective and total colony count, TOC-TC-TN measurement, respiratory tests).
  • Analysis of possibilities for natural decomposition, biostimulation, or bioaugmentation, testing the effectiveness of these processes in batch or flow-through test systems, also in hundreds of liters in volume. Determination of decay constant and half-life by chemical analytical monitoring (VOC, EPH analysis with our own GC-MS, GC-FID equipment, CH4, CO2, O2, CAH measurement from headspace, anion-chromatography, organic acid measurements with HPLC).
  • qPCR tests: quantitative analysis of bacteria playing key role in dehalogenation (Dehalococcoides, Dehalobacter, Dehalogenimonas, Desulfitobacterium) and their genes (vcrA, bvcA, tceA)
  • DGGE tests – for the monitoring of bacteria applied by bioaugmentation for example
  • evaluation of metagenom analysis
  •  development of computer-based artificial environment on immersive, realistic VR environment – facility and work environment virtualizationinteraction developments between user and VR
    • environment
    • safe operation support
    • application within the field of maintenance, operation in normal and emergency conditions
    • decreasing the risks of human factor
    • dissemination of knowledge, periodical trainings, knowledge management
    • drawing up interactive, immersive and realistic environments
    • education, dissemination
    • planning process support
    development of diagnostic methods• Tensile, compressive, bending and torsion tests (also mini tensile tests)
    • Axial, torsion and biaxial fatigue tests (LCF, HCF)
    • Fracture mechanical tests (KIC, JIC, DKth, dadN)
    • Structure fatigue tests
    • Stress test of structures
    • Impact tests (instrumented tests also)
    • Drop tests (instrumented tests also)
    • Hardness measurement (HBW1…5, HV0,05…HV10, HRC, SHORE)
    • Instrumented hardness measurement(ABIT)
    • Surface roughness determination
    • Gravimetric
    • Dynamic mechanical analysis for plastics (DMA)
    • Welding technology tests
    • Biomechanical tests
    • SmallPunch (SP) tests
    Materials that can be tested: metals, plastics, composites, ceramics, glass
    Test temperatures in case of mechanical tests: -150…1400 °C
    • Ultrasonic wall thickness measurement and debugger tests
    • Phased-array ultrasonic tests
    • Penetration tests
    • Magnetic particle tests
    • Eddy current tests
    • Metallographic tests (micro, macro)
    • Layer thickness measurement
    • Structural analysis (XRF,XRD, atomic absorption tests, OES, ICP)
    • DSC measurements (melting point, thermal capacity, and glassification) for metals and metal alloys with a low melting point
    • DTA –able high-temperature thermic stability melting point, thermic capacity, measurement of glassification for metals and metal alloys with a high melting point
    • TG, thermo gravimtric measurements are able to test mass change, oxidation or decomposition in plastics, metals and metal alloys• Structural analysis with scanning electron microscope (SEM), determination of element composition with microprobe (EDS),
    • Coating tests• corrosion tests
    • electrochemical measurement and analysis (the following industry sectors are using our solutions: mechanical engineers, chemical industry, electronics)
    • complex research platform in the following areas: corrosion, accumulators, electrochemical analysis, sensor-using, life science and environmental chemistry• Particle size determination in solutions, measuring of Zeta-potential with DLS equipment
    • Composition analysis:
    o Determination of element composition with XRF and ICP-OES technics
    o Phase analysis with XRD procedure
    • Viscosity measurements with rotational viscometer
    o High-temperature measurement facility (up to 1000°C)
    o Electroreology


Infrastructure

Laboratory of Laser Technology
• Trumpf CO2 gas laser
• Rofin Nd:YAG solid state laser
• Metallographic Laboratory
• Rofin CO2 slab-laser

Mechanical Testing Laboratory
• Instron 8850 Biaxiaxial (axial-torsional) universal servo-hydraulic material testing equipment
• Instron 8803 universal servohydraulic fatigue testing system
• Instron 8874 Biaxial (axial-torsion) versatile servohydraulic material testing system
• Instron E 10000 Biaxial (axial-torsion) electro-dynamic testing machine

Nanomaterials Laboratory

• Atomic absorption spectrophotometer: Shimadzu / AA-7000
• ICP-OES spectrometer
• X-ray diffractometer RIGAKU MiniFlex II
• DLS particle size and Zeta-potential analyzer: Malvern Zetasizer nano S
• Rheometer Anton Paar / MCR 501
• Scanning elektron microscope (SEM)
• Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
• RAMAN spectrometer

Nanochemistry Laboratory
• Fritsch pulverisette 4 ball mill
• Setaram SETSYS 16/18 thermal analyzer
• Agilent 4294A LCR-analyzer
• K-1550 ºC Vacuum/Argon type 1500 W tube furnace
• Ne100 Nanospinner electrospinning machine
• Keyence VHX-2000 Optical microscope

Non Destructive Materials Testing Laboratory
• Phased array ultrasonic test device (PAUT)
• Eddy Current test device
• Magnetic particle test equipment (MT)
• Conventional ultrasonic test equipment (UH)
• Wall thickness measuring equipment
• Penetration test
• CIVA modelling software

Virtual Reality Laboratory
• computer with large graphics capacity
• Unity3D development environment
• Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE 3D display devices
• Cyberith Virtualizer Motion Detection Sensor
• Leap Motion ultrasonic motion sensor

Nanochemistry Laboratory

Fritsch pulverisette 4 ball mill
·       Setaram SETSYS 16/18 thermal analyzer
·       Agilent 4294A LCR-analyzer
·       K-1550 ºC Vacuum/Argon type 1500 W tube furnace
·       Ne100 Nanospinner electrospinning machine
·       Keyence VHX-2000 Optical microscope

Non Destructive Materials Testing Laboratory

  • Phased array ultrasonic test device (PAUT)
  • Eddy Current test device
  • Magnetic particle test equipment (MT)
  • Conventional ultrasonic test equipment (UH)
  • Wall thickness measuring equipment
  • Penetration test
  • CIVA modelling software

Virtual Reality Laboratory

  • computer with large graphics capacity
  • Unity3D development environment
  • Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE 3D display devices
  • Cyberith Virtualizer Motion Detection Sensor
  • Leap Motion ultrasonic motion sensor

 

Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research

Name of the KET facilitator:
Gyöngyvér LENKEYNÉ Dr. BIRÓ

Email of the KET facilitator:
gyongyver.lenkey@bayzoltan.hu

Phone number of the KET facilitator:
+ 36 30 985 6529

Website of the RTO:
http://bayzoltan.hu