THIXOWAL was set up to achieve the technically and economically viable industrialization of the thixoforming process.
The aim is to be present along the entire value chain by making use of casting, forming, simulation, optimization and experimental validation (ULg), design and manufacturing of forming plant, and industrial validation technologies. The THIXOWAL project is a direct descendant of the THIOXACIER project (first call for projects). Thanks to the major investments made in the past three years, Wallonia is now an international
center of expertise in the thixoforming of steel.
The project has not yet culminated in the industrialization of the steel thixoforming process, despite its proven feasibility in earlier phases. It has not been possible to control the aging of the plant.