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Production Dependent Adaptive Machine Tool

Objective

Machine tools are a key component in industrial production processes as they provide an important contribution to the added value of manufactured products. They are based on mechanical structures conceived as a result of optimised designs in order to achieve the required performances for each one of the machining processes. The relatively recent irruption of mechatronic concepts, which take advantage of the incorporation of active devices and certain degree of “intelligence” to the mechanical structures, allowed to break limits and provide increased performances to the base mechanical structures and hence to machine tools. The present project proposes a new approach in the exploitation of active intelligent devices integrated in machine tools. The main idea is to equip a machine-tool with a variety of active intelligent devices, which would be intelligently activated and parameterised in order to change the overall configuration and performances. This way, the machine would be rapidly configured to the different and even conflicting conditions or performances required for the target machining operation (e.g. roughing operation on hard steel, requiring a stiff machine versus high speed machining on aluminium, which requires a light highly dynamic machine). As result of this approach, a base mechanical structure equipped with an assortment of intelligent devices could be configured as a different machine depending on the selected gadgets, so that the resulting characteristics and performances of the machine could be adapted to those required by each particular machining operation, this is a chameleon-like machine tool concept. The main objective of the project is to develop a new concept of machine tool so that it is completely configurable and adaptive, based in mechatronic devices, in order to cope with multiple and even opposed requirements of the machining operations, so that the range of target machining operations is dramatically increased.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

IDEKO S COOP
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 684 659
Administrative Contact
Mikel Zatarain (Dr.)

Participants (11)

SORALUCE S. COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 283 610
Address
Osintxu Auzoa
20570 Bergara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Itziar Elgarresta (Ms.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 366 215
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
FAGOR AOTEK S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 320
Address
B San Andres 19
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Victor Zugasti (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 293
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephan Witt (Mr.)
GOI-ALDE HIGH SPEED SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 310
Address
Pol. Ind. Sansinenea Erreka A1
20740 Zestoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Almandoz (Mr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 365 225
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Febrer (Mr.)
MICROMEGA DYNAMICS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 309 068
Address
Zi De Noville-les-bois, Rue Du Trou Du Sart 10
5380 Fernelmont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Loix (Dr.)
DOERRIES SCHARMANN TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 213
Address
Hugo-junkers-strasse
41236 Monchengladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Meyer (Mr.)
DR MATZAT & CO GMBH SPANN UND FERTIGUNGSTECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 054
Address
Leerser Strasse 13
08209 Auerbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hendric Matzat (Dr.)
KALE HAVACILIK SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 114 240
Address
Instanbul Deri Ve Endustri Serbest
34957 Tuzla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erdal Teker (Mr.)
SOCIETE D'EXPLOITATION DES ETABLISSEMENTS BERLAK SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 123 902
Address
Bd Paul Vaillant Couturier 40
59165 Auberchicourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Berlak (Mr.)