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Production Flexibility and Efficiency through Simultaneous Three Axis Turning

Objective

In manufacturing of industrial parts, turning is one of the most important manufacturing processes and is applied mainly by SMEs. However, until today, turning processes suffer from inflexible machine characteristics, as to mention an extreme high amount of needed tool holders and frequent tool changes caused by tool lives of > 3 minutes. In order to raise production flexibility and efficiency significantly, the proposed project FlexiSTAT is dedicated to enable the yet idle swivel axis (b-axis) in turn-/mill-centers and to integrate it as a third axis in turning operations. The consortium, assembling 11 partners from 6 EU Member States and Associated countries is well positioned along the entire value chain, including manufacturers of industrial parts, tooling and machine suppliers as well as specialized and thoroughly selected RTD performers.
The overall project objective of developing a full technology package for Simultaneous Three Axis Turning will be realized by a threefold approach, combining the development of process planning, tooling-systems and machining strategies. These elements will be integrated modular into a technology package which can be easily adapted by almost all manufacturing SME, using their existing machine park. Especially SMEs will be the beneficiaries of the project results in terms of:
- 30% production time and cost,
- 80% tool-holders in stock,
- 60% tool consumption.
The exploitation of results of the project will increase the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry as well as of the technology providers. Due to the facts, that more than 35% of all cutting machines in SME industry are turning machines and that those SMEs are indispensable for e.g. automotive, energy technology, chemical industry, aviation, medical devices markets, the proposers expected to gain a high economic and societal impact by the development of innovative and sustainable manufacturing FlexiSTAT technology

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 39 135,83
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)

Participants (10)

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 602,50
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saioa Mondragon (Ms.)
MODULE WORKS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 104 594,59
Address
Strada Logofat Tautu 66 Etaj 1
031214 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariana Abagiu (Ms)
EXAPT SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 140 639,09
Address
Theaterstrasse 12
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Servos (Mr.)
IMC METALUR SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 71 994,14
Address
Zone Industrielle Le Vivier 4
1690 Villaz Saint Pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Deschenaux (Mr.)
IMIX VISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 92 127,12
Address
Vlijtseweg 192
7317 AM Apeldoorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fred Hugen (Dr.)
BVGEREEDSCHAPSWERKTUIGENINDUSTRIE HEMBRUG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 115 976,04
Address
Hendrik Figeeweg 1A -1B
2031 BJ Haarlem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Nefkens (Dr.)
A. MONFORTS WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH& CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 490,96
Address
Schwalmstrasse 301
41238 Monchengladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominic Deutges (Prof.)
MUG MUHENDISLIK SURDURULEBILIR KALKINMA PROJE VE DANISMANLIK HIZMETLERI SANAYI VE TICARET LTD STI SANAYISUBESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 94 901,61
Address
Ivedik Osb Ozanadolu Sanayi Sitesi
06530 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Muge Akar (Mrs.)
Direct-Line Nemesacel Kft.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 130 609,54
Address
Jedlik Ányos U. 14
2330 Dunaharaszti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Imre Mészaros (Dr.)
LEADING METAL MECHANIC SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 125 928,58
Address
Barrio Posajos Corrales De Buelna
39409 San Felices De Buelna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Cobo (Mr.)